Abuja - Some Nigerians have clamoured for the withdrawal of the Honorary Degree bestowed on the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala by Yale University in the United States, Punch reports.
Okonjo-Iweala had been awarded Doctor of Humane Letters by the prestigious institution on May 15, 2015.
A Nigerian, Sunday Iwalaiye, on Wednesday started an online petition on Change.Org, urging Nigerians to also sign the petition.
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22 hours after the petition was created, 2 500 people had signed it.
The petition stated that Okonjo-Iweala did not deserve the award, accusing her of being responsible for the harsh economic conditions the country is currently experiencing.
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