Alleged Abacha loot diversion: Okonjo-Iweala fires back

Dayo Emmanuel

Okonjo-Iweala Okonjo-Iweala

Abuja, December 9, 2015

 

OKONJO-IWEALA DESCRIBES AS BASELESS ALLEGATIONS OF “ILLEGAL DIVERSION”

OF ABACHA FUNDS

SAYS THIS LEVEL OF PERSECUTION AND HARRASSMENT UNPRECEDENTED, SIGNALS DANGER OF FIGHTING CORRUPTION IN OFFICE

As part of the campaign of falsehood against former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala by Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomhole and other powerful and corrupt interests, another baseless story has been published by some online media. To achieve their evil propaganda objective of tarnishing her name, these evil elements have distorted the contents of a memo  dated January 20, 2015 in which the former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala responded to a request by the former National Security Adviser, Col Ibrahim Dasuki (retired) for funds to prosecute the terror war against Boko Haram.

Here are the facts:

  • The central responsibility of the Minister of Finance IS to find sources of funding for the financing of approved national…

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