Responding to what she described as attack on her by Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, the minister in a statement said “there is no substance in the wild allegations that money is missing from the account or that finances of the country under her watch have not been well managed.”So, “I got no reason to fear Buhari. Those who cannot adequately explain what they did with the resources of their states and are begging for bailout are those who should to be scared,” she stated.
denied claims by Oshiomhole that she has been speaking out lately because of the fear of Buhari.
“If there is any minister whose voice has been strong on the right issues over the past 4years, it is Okonjo-Iweala,” she added.
The minister said has no apologies for insisting that a claim of N159billion for forex differentials by the marketers out of a total bill of N200billion should go through an additional verification process, stressing that when over 80 per cent of a subsidy claim is made up of forex differentials and not the value of the amount of fuel supplied, the proper thing to do is to ensure that the country is not cheated…