Published On: Sun, Jul 19th, 2015

I Know Nothing About “Dossier Of Corrupt Deals”, Says Okonjo-Iweala

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Former coordinating minister and minister of finance

Former coordinating minister and minister of finance

By Nuel Suji, Abuja.

Former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has denied the media reports, alleging that she handed over to President Muhammadu Buhari, “Dossier of Corrupt Deals” by the immediate past administration.

Okonjo-Iweala said the report which she described as a “sponsored lie” was part of the political attack against her person.

According to Paul C Nwabuikwu, Media aide to the former Minister “the recent report by some online media organisation that former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has handed over a “dossier of corrupt deals” perpetrated by the Jonathan administration to President Buhari is completely false and without foundation,” the former minister said in a statement.

“These attacks will continue given that these individuals are bent on a political and personal vendetta against her,” Okonjo-Iweala stated.

The statement attributed the report to handiwork of foes who are furious, simply because she tried to “bring integrity and transparency to the management of Nigeria’s public finances which obviously did not suit their interests.”

Iweala was however hopeful that the truth of the matter would at last prevail.

Full statement:

The recent report by the integrity-challenged website, Saharareporters and some other media that former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has handed over a “dossier of corrupt deals” perpetrated by the Jonathan administration to President Buhari is completely false and without foundation.

This sponsored lie is part of the political attack by the pay masters of Saharareporters against Dr Okonjo-Iweala.

These attacks will continue given that these individuals are bent on a political and personal vendetta against her.

Why are they angry? It is simply because she tried to bring integrity and transparency to the management of Nigeria’s public finances which obviously did not suit their interests.

Saharareporters which has a long history of publishing falsehoods and distortions against Okonjo-Iweala is a paid tool of these individuals.

But the lies of Saharareporters and its cohorts will never stop Okonjo-Iweala from loving her country or make her regret serving it, not once but twice.

As always, we are confident that the truth shall prevail.

Paul C Nwabuikwu
Media Adviser to Dr Okonjo-Iweala‎

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