Former Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has slammed those she termed “mischief-makers” for “putting words” in her mouth, saying she described former governors Rotimi Amaechi and Raji Fashola, now Ministers, as scavengers.
Okonjo-Iweala, who was also a former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy during the administrations of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan respectively, was reacting to reports trending on the social media where she allegedly said ‘yesterday’s scavengers are today’s saints’.
The two-time Minister of Finance was said to have stated this in her book: ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous’ but Okonjo-Iweala has declared that those were not her words.
Okonjo-Iweala said: “At no point in my book, ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous’, did I say ‘yesterday’s scavengers are today’s saints’.
In the trending social media report, Okonjo-Iweala allegedly talked about the challenges she faced while trying to make the Nigerian Government save during the season of oil boom.