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Nigerian Governors Forum Wants Finance Minister Sacked “Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Must Resign”

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Sept 18, 2013 – Nigerian Governors Want Finance Minister Sacked “Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Must Resign” – NGF

Nigerian governors have demanded the immediate resignation of Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, accusing her of failing to implement the country’s appropriations law.

The governors’ decision was contained in a communiqué they issued after a meeting of the Nigerian Governors Forum. The meeting took place at the Rivers State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja. Governor Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State presided over the meeting which was attended by 16 governors.

Mr. Amaechi also read the communiqué at the end of the three-hour meeting. In it, the governors drew attention to the non-compliance with the revenue projection of the Federal Government of Nigeria 2013 budget, blaming Ms. Okonjo-Iweala for her poor management of the economy. The forum stated that the non-compliance was a direct breach of the appropriations act of 2013.

The governors expressed serious concern over the management of the economy by Ms. Okonjo-Iweala, and called for strict adherence to the Appropriations Act of 2013. They stated that the minister should resign if she failed to implement the act. The Governors Forum stated that the National Economic Council is constitutionally responsible for the management of the economy and should be used for that purpose as opposed to the economic management team constituted by the Presidency.

In addition, the governors once again called on the National Assembly to legislate the separation of the office of the Accountant General of the Federation from that of the ministry of finance for better accountability and management of the economy.

The governors also reviewed the polio situation in the country, noting that some progress had been made in 2013 compared to 2012. It called on all governors to remain focused on anti-polio programs in their respective states to ensure the eradication of the disease.

The governors also offered their condolence to Patience Jonathan, the wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, over the loss of her mother. They also send condolence messages to Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State who had lost his father, and the family of former Governor Olusegun Agagu of Ondo State who died last week.

[Sahara Reporters]

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. proudly naija

    September 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    sahara should leave this woman alone they have never said anything good about her from her first day in office

  2. Climax

    September 18, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Y ar dey always against dis woman bcos she is nt giving den free hand 2 looth our economy

  3. mrs ohio

    September 18, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    By the grace of God , this woman will become president of Nigeria in future, no mater how these so called men of Nigeria hate her, men are always jealous of women who are successful , they think that they own this world , and they should be the only one in power, SHE is not going anywhere and she will not resign for anybody

  4. USMAN BAYERO

    September 18, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    How i wish Jonathan can be a dictator and deal with these idiot calling themselves governors.
    They have failed their people and they thought they can get their way to continue to loot the treasury.
    We are wise now, no way for u people.
    No wonder they ask Jonathan to prevail on EFCC to stop case against them and their fellow looters like Saraki & co.

  5. Amina Alabi

    September 19, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    May God continue to protect Ngozi and her family. When we have leaders who are working hard to better our country, these fools just want to loot!!

  6. blings

    September 19, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    na money dey make old men dy speak rubbish, they don,t value her stay in that office. they won,t discuss on how old men like them (senators) fight in public

  7. Don simon

    September 19, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Nawaooooo 4 dis country oooo everyday one prblm or d other..

  8. bezo

    September 19, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Now they are talking, ngozi iweala is nothing but a criminal, why all this rubbish status all about, she is the reason students are still at home 2day, she stole 100bn, Asuu demand 87bn she said 94bn, she said she didn’t pay money for her mother release the kidnappers said she paid 30million, she said she want to resign as minister of finance and be Governor of central bank, what evidence do we need again, hell is awaiting Ngozi iweala, she will be disgrce soon

  9. Danco

    September 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Bezo. You do not have anything to say. Go and learn hw to talk ok. I cannot really blame u shaaaaaa.

  10. Ogeblingz

    September 20, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    God we need ur intervention in dis country naija

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