You Are Deceitful, Resign Now, CNPP To Okonjo-Iweala

You Are Deceitful, Resign Now, CNPP To Okonjo-Iweala


Okonjo-Iweala


The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has asked Nigeria’s minister of finance and coordinating minister of economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala to resign her appointment. 

The CNPP said the call for the minister’s resignation had become necessary as she had allegedly continued to deceive President Goodluck Jonathan over the state of country’s economy.

In a press statement made available to  Paradigm on Monday by the CNPP national publicity secretary, Chief Osita Okechukwu, the group said the earlier call for the minister’s sack by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, was justifiable.

Part of the statement read: “We were outraged when our dear President Jonathan in the media chat last night told the world how Dr Okonjo-Iweala brandished a World Bank Report which placed corruption in the 3rd or 4th position to access to fund and
infrastructure as the key factors undermining our development.

“It is the considered view of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties {CNPP} that infrastructure deficit and poor access to fund are bye-products of the monumental corruption going in the country.

“We challenge Dr Okonjo-Iweala to publish the said World Bank Report and resign; for we now know how inchoate and anti-people economic policy dished out by the two time Minister of Finance led to the failure and poor performance of ex-president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo regime and currently President Jonathan.

“It is trite economic law that with the type of monumental
corruption going on in the land for the past decade, in the midst of unprecedented Oil and Gas Revenue; gross infrastructure deficit, capital flight and poor access to fund will be the ultimate outcome”.

The statement added that “CNPP is appalled that the Minister and others of her ilk exploit the kindness and gullible trust of Mr President to fleece and milk our dear country dry.
“Otherwise, if not for corruption, what is the economic sense for a country to spend over $7 billion annually for importation of refined petroleum products; rather than building new refineries?
“Alhaji Aliko Dangote has shown in simpilicita that $3billion can build 400,000 barrels per day capacity refinery under 3 years.
“CNPP goes further to ask, if not for corruption why have the Agege-Ota-Abeokuta, Lokoja-Abuja, Lokoja-Benin, Lagos-Benin, Lagos-Ibadan, Gombe-Maiduguri, Maiduguri-Kano, East-West, Port Harcourt-Enugu, Enugu-Onitsha and others roads not been completed?
They were budgeted for year in and year out and government in its wisdom budgeted below prevailing market rate of oil price and yet uncompleted.
“If not for corruption, why didn’t the $16 billion spent on the power sector provide adequate electricity supply? If not for corruption, why is 75% cost of Zungeru Power on loan?
“The examples of how corruption created gross infrastructure deficit, led to capital flight, devalued the Naira, poor access to fund, high interest rate, crippled social services, ASUU strike and Boko Haram are legion and uncountable.
“In sum, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should resign forthwith, for deceiving President Jonathan, into believing that corruption is not the greatest of the cancers afflicting our dear country, which must be stridently exorcised if we are to advance”.

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Okonjo-Iweala


The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has asked Nigeria’s minister of finance and coordinating minister of economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala to resign her appointment. 

The CNPP said the call for the minister’s resignation had become necessary as she had allegedly continued to deceive President Goodluck Jonathan over the state of country’s economy.

In a press statement made available to  Paradigm on Monday by the CNPP national publicity secretary, Chief Osita Okechukwu, the group said the earlier call for the minister’s sack by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, was justifiable.

Part of the statement read: “We were outraged when our dear President Jonathan in the media chat last night told the world how Dr Okonjo-Iweala brandished a World Bank Report which placed corruption in the 3rd or 4th position to access to fund and
infrastructure as the key factors undermining our development.

“It is the considered view of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties {CNPP} that infrastructure deficit and poor access to fund are bye-products of the monumental corruption going in the country.

“We challenge Dr Okonjo-Iweala to publish the said World Bank Report and resign; for we now know how inchoate and anti-people economic policy dished out by the two time Minister of Finance led to the failure and poor performance of ex-president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo regime and currently President Jonathan.

“It is trite economic law that with the type of monumental
corruption going on in the land for the past decade, in the midst of unprecedented Oil and Gas Revenue; gross infrastructure deficit, capital flight and poor access to fund will be the ultimate outcome”.

The statement added that “CNPP is appalled that the Minister and others of her ilk exploit the kindness and gullible trust of Mr President to fleece and milk our dear country dry.
“Otherwise, if not for corruption, what is the economic sense for a country to spend over $7 billion annually for importation of refined petroleum products; rather than building new refineries?
“Alhaji Aliko Dangote has shown in simpilicita that $3billion can build 400,000 barrels per day capacity refinery under 3 years.
“CNPP goes further to ask, if not for corruption why have the Agege-Ota-Abeokuta, Lokoja-Abuja, Lokoja-Benin, Lagos-Benin, Lagos-Ibadan, Gombe-Maiduguri, Maiduguri-Kano, East-West, Port Harcourt-Enugu, Enugu-Onitsha and others roads not been completed?
They were budgeted for year in and year out and government in its wisdom budgeted below prevailing market rate of oil price and yet uncompleted.
“If not for corruption, why didn’t the $16 billion spent on the power sector provide adequate electricity supply? If not for corruption, why is 75% cost of Zungeru Power on loan?
“The examples of how corruption created gross infrastructure deficit, led to capital flight, devalued the Naira, poor access to fund, high interest rate, crippled social services, ASUU strike and Boko Haram are legion and uncountable.
“In sum, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should resign forthwith, for deceiving President Jonathan, into believing that corruption is not the greatest of the cancers afflicting our dear country, which must be stridently exorcised if we are to advance”.

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