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Jonathan was not interested in saving Nigeria’s resources – Okonjo-Iweala

15 April 2016, 09:43

Abuja - Former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said that her former boss, former President Goodluck Jonathan, was not interested in saving Nigeria’s huge earnings from oil and other sources between 2011 and 2015.

She said the absence of political will to save under Jonathan is responsible for the hardship facing the country currently.

Also read: Okonjo-Iweala rebuffs latest links to arms deal

Speaking on “inequality, growth and resilience,” at George Washington University on Thursday, the former minister said Nigeria was able to save $22 billion under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, which saved the country in 2008, from global economic meltdown.

She said the Jonathan administration differed seriously from the Obasanjo administration because it lacks the political will to save for the rainy day.

Okonjo-Iweala served as finance minister under President Obasanjo between 2003 and 2006 and again under President Jonathan between 2011 and 2015.

Source: The Cable

- News 24


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