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I never said Fashola, Rotimi, were scavengers – Okonjo-Iweala (Punch)

I never said Fashola, Rotimi, were scavengers – Okonjo-Iweala (Punch)

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has slammed those she termed “mischief-makers” for “putting words” in her mouth, saying she described former governors Rotimi Amaechi and Raji Fashola, now ministers, as scavengers.

Okonjo-Iweala, who was also a former minister of finance during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was reacting to reports trending on the social media where she allegedly said ‘yesterday’s scavengers are today’s saints’.

The two-time Minister of Finance was said to have stated this in her book: ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous’. Read more

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