Yesterday scavengers are today’s saints – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Rotimi Amaechi as Chairman of Nigeria governors Forum took
Jonathan government to court for trying to save for raining season
including Fashola and most APC members, today they are the ones
shouting that the PDP did not save, hypocrites and liars.
“We then established a stabilization mechanism and opened an
account for the oil surplus, which posted up to $22 billion.
In 2008, when prices fell from 148 to $ 38 a barrel, no one has
heard of Nigeria because the country was able to tap into this
fund. And that, I am very proud of.
When I returned to the department in 2011, there remained only $4
billion on this account (because part of the money saved was used
to fund the amnesty programme for Niger Delta Militants
embarked upon by the Yar’adua government) while the price of oil
was very high!
I tried again to put money aside. The PRESIDENT agreed, but the
GOVERNORS did not accept.
I suffered a lot of attacks from them (and they took us to the court
up to the supreme court) and now that the country would really
need this account, these same people accuse me of not having
saved! If Nigeria had been more careful, we would not be here
today. It hurts me. We have the mechanism, we had the
experience, but we were prevented to act.”
“Unfortunately, the same scavengers of yesterday are the saints of
today”.

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