Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has in a recent statement where she advised government all over the world, declared that she saved billions of nairas when she was finance minister.
Okonjo-Iweala, who is presently one off the board of Bloomberg Task force on Fiscal Policy for Health, recalled her two tenures as Nigeria’s finance minister, which was between 2003 to 2006 andd 2011 to 2015.
She accounted that while she was serving in the former president Olusegun Obasanjo and former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan regimes, she worked hard to remain transparent and tackle corruption, which made her save billions of dollars that was channeled toward personal interest and corrupt practices.
Speaking further, she suggested that the only key that countries from around the world could imbibe in the fight against COVID-19 is transparency in government.
Okonjo-iweala pointed out that many countries are battling corruption in the procurement of medical supplies which include personal protective equipments (PPE), she reiterated that government should consider publishing all the companies involved and never keep the contract anonymous.
The former minister is currently the Nigeria candidate for the position of the director general at the World trade Organization.
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