by Alhassan Haruna Dambatta
Just recently, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was named one of the 50 greatest leaders in the world and this naming ceremony (if i can refer to it that way) was pioneered by Fortune Magazine.
Okonjo-Iweala was recognized alongside others such as Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Pope Francis, Chinese President Xi Jinping,Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi,Bill and Melinda Gates, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerburg and Apple CEO Tom Cook.
Ordinarily, one may wonder what was the magic wand or the super intellect possessed by this scarf (stylish) knotter that influenced her selection and the subsequent recognition with a signature of typical west type of pay time. The minister was described as “a fearless promoter of sound economic policies.” please which of the fearless economic policies are they referring to? Is it those Bred Wood’s economic policies promoted and protected by Ngozi that are ment to serve the west or those starving policies that were engineered to improvised the Nigerian people? or is her poverty driven economic policies that are been referred to as fearless sound economic policies? these are some of the delimmas we Nigerians found ourselves inn today becouse of the so called Ngozis economic policies.
while many of us here in Nigeria have since leveled Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the promoter of western economic policies of subjugation,exploitations and extermination of Africas micro economies,today in Nigeria we can readily say that Okonjo Iweala can only maintain the 33rd position as a member of the hall of shame for destroying Nigeria’s economy within the last few years.The scar of scare about the Nigerias economy issues is enough to send many reasonable Nigerians to the hospital for some high blood pressure or even heart attack.
Then comes the fraudulent rebasing of the economy from $1555 to $2306 as GDP, biggest in Africa at $510 billion. these was after Iwealas announcement in many fora that people should be ready for the economic hardship expected to be recorded in 2015 in Nigeria.
Many theories on Okonjo Iweala have been postulated by some of our reknown economists,as Sunusi Lamido voiced out, Soludo on the other hand accused her of forging national economics statistics, cooked to serve the interest of her pay masters.
Angry Ezekwesili challenged Okonjo-Iweala to a debate so as to account for ‘missing’ $10.8billion’ oil money,the money disappeared under her watch. On Sunusi Lamido allegation on the missing $20 billion dollars and most importantly the forensic Audit, Mrs. Ezekwesili have said that whatever happened to the Forensic Audit Report on missing $20 billion NNPC oil money, Ngozi must explain fully when Buhari the president Elect take over.This is because she has shamelessly and blindly announced to the world that only about $2 billions is missing and she was visibly and adamantly harsh,angry and very furious with those who raised the issue, she has these to say about Soludo.
Okonjo Iweala truely represent nothing but shame, that is why we believed that the 33rd position for Ngozi Okonjo Iweala should be reserved in the hall of shame instead of among world greatest leaders.
Comrade, Alhassan Haruna Dambatta.