‘Why I will not serve in Buhari’s govt’ – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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September 13, 2016 by Levi Dominic

Okonjo-Iweala

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was a guest on Al-Jazeera ‎where she was asked if she would be open to take position in the current administration and also to comment on the current state of the economy. Responding, Okonjo-Iweala said

“One of the things you learn as you get wiser is to talk less as you grow older. I have spent my time contributing to the country. It will be better to leave those managing the economy to do what they know how to do. There can be solutions. 

I served my country for seven years and it was a great honor. The second time was very tough but it is still an honor. I am not the only person who is a repository of knowledge. There are other people who can equally try their hands in running the economy” she said

Asked how she fought corruption during her time in government, she said:

“It was a very tough fight, I must thank my team, you don’t do it alone, I had the support of an economic team in the Ministry of Finance. It was tough because at the end of the day you need to have some principles.”

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