Investment in Immunisation Can Boost Nations’ Economy, Says Okonjo Iweala

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epa01871956 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director of The World Bank listens to speakers during a panel discussion on the second day of the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative in New York, New York, USA, on 23 September 2009. The annual meetings, which run from September 22 through 25, is led by Bill Clinton to address poverty, health, climate change, and other worldwide issues drawing activists and political leaders from around the world. EPA/RAMIN TALAIE

Martins Ifijeh

The Chairman of GAVI board, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has revealed that for every dollar spent on childhood immunisation, nations will save $16 in healthcare costs, lost wages and lost productivity due to illness.

She said if governments take into account the full value people place on living longer, there would be a further increased return on investment to as much as $44.

Okonjo-Iweala who is  Nigeria’s former Coordinating Minister for Economy and Minister of Finance in Nigeria, stated this during an interview with a Japanese radio station, NHK, saying with more than 30 vaccine doses administered worldwide every second, immunisation was already recognised as one of the most cost-effective health interventions.

According to her, over 1.5 million children are still dying from vaccine preventable diseases because of lack of political will, particularly from finance ministers, “ and because of lack of understanding within governments that vaccines aren’t just good value for money, but are an investment.

“In addition, there is a widespread assumption within governments and beyond that childhood mortality is a matter only for health ministers. In reality, it has implications for just about every aspect of government. Preventing illness through immunisation can have a huge impact in helping to contribute to the social and economic well-being of individuals, families, communities and countries,” she added.

While stating that the bulk shouldn’t stop with health ministers alone, she said protection of child health needs to be a concern for all governments. “After all, children are not just the most vulnerable members of society, they are also a nation’s future. And, if this alone weren’t enough to make childhood disease prevention a national priority, compelling new evidence suggests it also makes sound economic sense, too,” she stressed.

Okonjo-Iweala, who became the head of GAVI board in September last year, explained that strong routine immunisation programmes form a vital part of robust universal health systems, which are themselves critical to helping national leaders achieve economic and development targets.

She said to put a figure to the narrative, a new study published recently in the Journal Health Affairs looked at 94 low and middle-income countries, and predicted that between 2011 and 2020, childhood immunisation stands to offer up to $1.43 trillion in economic benefits.

“However, if we wish to harness these benefits, as well as further economic returns beyond 2020, then we need to see greater long-term domestic commitment towards immunisation.

Since 1990 we have seen childhood mortality more than halve and since 2000 witnessed more than 500million additional children receive vaccines, thanks to organisations like UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, of which I am the board chair. But if this kind of progress is to be sustained then we need to see strong immunisation policy backed up by long-term health spending allocation.

“This means we need to stop preaching to the choir by focussing only on health ministers, and instead engage all aspects of government, in particular finance ministers. As former finance minister of Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, I know how important it is for health ministers to make a better case for immunisation to finance ministers when it comes to defending their health budget. They need to make finance ministers understand the critical role that reducing infectious disease has in boosting the economy, and the role they have to play in making that happen,” she stressed.

  • david soul

    We need smart people like this to lead nigeria period.

    • abidata

      You mean people that gave our looted money to the office of national.security advisor, and expect the office and the holder to pay back even though ONSA is not a money generating agency???
      You mean the people that approved $24 billion in oil swap to the petroleum Minister without asking for legal contracts for a period of 4 years??

      • LEGACY

        If Nigeria will be a great country the foundation of that greatness has not been laid: not because of the current and past politicians but mainly because of the emptiness of the Nigerian youths. They lack capacity for deep thinking and constructive reasoning. It is much easier to fool them than to convince them that they are being fooled. Once they see or read anything on electronic or print media they take it at face value. To them every news in the media which are mostly owned by the corrupt politicians is believed to be true. Africa and I mean Nigeria has a long way to go. Maybe our education system has contributed to this miserable state of “educated” youths who are not enlightened. They find it easy to trade insults than engage their minds in productive reasoning based on facts and testing of facts. This word of Albert Einstein comes to mind “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits”

        • abidata

          And Karl Maxx said ” our environment conditions our thinking, not our thinking conditions our environment.
          Im not so sure why blame the youth…..but it is the environment the youth find themselves that’s why they think like that. The actions of our youth is the totality of our people, I.e a collective responsibility to the exigencies of our social and non social environment.
          So brethren you and I are what our youths are.

        • Jon West

          Oh my dear brother, what else can I add, but to say that the barely literate jackboots in military fatigues, who stopped the the teaching of Nigerian history in secondary schools and destroyed the educational system, ensured the quality of the imbeciles that are most Nigerian youth.

      • Segun Abiodun

        You are totally confused
        Tell us where and when NOI approved 24 billion USD in oil swaps for the Minister of petroleum?
        Provide evidence to support your position.
        Further was there an process undertaken by NOI before the money was disbursed to the office of the national security adviser or did NOI act unilaterally?
        Kindly answer these questions.

      • AMARA.C

        You are mad ,talent is scarce ,tell me if you finance now in zoo called nigeria

      • AmaraMr ikwuegbu

        you got it wrong ,she is finance minister not president. all she does was documented for people like you

  • stan Emelogu

    She is smart. There are many smart people in Nigeria but the desire to win and loot has made it impossible to attract smart Nigerians into government. Can one place the present finance minister on the same scale with the former?

    • KingDan

      Definitively, the BANKER ( Dr Ngozi) would be better as a CBN governor material and not head of finance. However, blame Obasanjo for stopping her from moving to head CBN.

      FYI, lack of audit skill and accounting training contributed to that poor accountability and loot under her, not necessary the rumored politics.

      Beyond any form of sentiments in the end, the percentage of loot under the the present finance minster would tell who is better as a FINANCE MINISTER.

      • Segun Abiodun

        It is only in Nigeria that the minister of Finance is an accountant.
        In most developed countries of the world an economist is chosen to head that important function. The reason is simple the ministry of finance/ department of treasury is responsible for the formation of economic policy that drives growth in the economy.
        Accountants lack the knowledge and skills required to formulate effective economic policy.
        NOI by all accounts performed creditably well as Nigeria’s minister of finance. She is regarded as the best Finance Minister our country has ever had . I refer you to the the statement made by Richard Quest.
        Further she was able to archive so much in terms of macroeconomic stability even her enemies have acknowledged this fact. I refer you to several recent articles by the following people
        Yemi Adebowale a respected journalist who wrote an article on the performance of the Buhari administration so far in Thisday Newspaper. This article appeared about two weeks ago.
        Oby Ezekwesili vanguard Newspaper .
        I suggest you read both articles before jumping to conclusions.
        You must endeavor to conduct proper research before spilling out vomit.
        Your analysis is weak and shows a person who is intellectually inferior.
        Ha ha ha lol

        • KingDan

          Thanks to another typical certificate syndrome Nigerian with ‘MADE IN CHINA’ analysis.

          I am happy because the neo-Prof Pat Utomi now knows that the ‘CUT’ and ‘PASTE’ will always fail in a country with poor accountability. So, economics WITHOUT accounting / auditing skill is not enough to make a NIGERIAN Finance Minister.

          Wait, as for the awards, am speechless!! Well, your LOOT can buy YOU many here in the EU and myriads there in the USA. OK?

          • Segun Abiodun

            Poor analysis not based on any research.
            You also do not support any of your allegations with evidence.
            Always remember that we do not live in medieval times.
            This is not the period of the Spanish Inquisition.
            Ha ha ha lol
            You must support your allegations with incontrovertible evidence.
            Since you have not been able to do so permit me to put your posting where it belongs – the soak away
            Ha ha ha lol

          • KingDan

            This Segun sounds like the many moribund research professors without results in Nigeria. Pls what evidence do you need about the monumental loot through GIS, DASUKI gate among other “myriads loot” et al? Well, Ngozi; like a water-holding basket; failed woefully.

            Actually, nepotism and sentiments did not allow some Nigerians to be dazed when the Spendthrift Ngozi said that NNPC was not audited under her until the in-fighting with Sanusi.

            Up till now FYI, I don’t blame Ngo because I am ready to make excuses for her deficiency in Audit Accounting. Yes, any one with accounting skill understands the cursory perspective for judgement as to when to call in an auditor.

            That however, I am ready to face any cunt who wants to join the league of throwing Jargon at us in the name of research without common sense.

            Again, we can compare the duo when this present also finishes. The Score sheet is on the street for common men and not over a cup of coffee from the office of Madam Ngo. Thanks

          • Segun Abiodun

            Evidence that is in conformity with the evidence act.
            Plain and simple
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            Your attempts to also blame NOI for things that have nothing to do with her ministry are equally preposterous and indeed laughable.
            For your information and the avoidance of doubt it was NOI who raised the first alarm on remittances from NNPC to the Federation Account. However Sanusi who was faced with charges of graft from the Financial reporting council of Nigeria decided to use the information as leverage as a means of protecting himself and deflecting attention from his own financial recklessness.
            Sanusi was facing serious allegations of fraud from the financial reporting council as reported in all the papers in Nigeria and never raised any alarm until he knew he was going to face charges of corruption.
            So he did not act in the interest of Nigeria but rather to save his skin.
            Further your make also sorts of wild claims that you fail to provide evidence for.
            Nepotism?
            On who’s part if I may ask.
            My suggestion to you is that your provide incontrovertible evidence of wrongdoing on the part of NOI and become an instant Nigerian hero.
            This should not be too difficult for you given the mountain of evidence you have accumulated against her.
            One also wonders why you have not provided the evidence that you have in your possession to the EFCC , the FBI and the London Metropolitan Police?
            My thinking is that you have not done so because you are nothing but a rumor monger whose so called evidence if subjected to scrutiny would fall like a pack of cards.
            Always remember that hear say evidence is not admissible in any law court.
            The same applies to evidence from a third party.
            On the issue of Ngozi’s performance it is now generally accepted that she worked magic for Nigeria as the Finance Minister.
            One only has to look at the present economic situation in the country to understand what this woman did for Nigeria.
            I have also read uncountable articles from respected Nigerians calling for her return.
            What is clear is that Ngozi was able to manage the economy well and to provide macro economic stability which led to a stable exchange rate and strong fiscal policy – Yemi Adebowale
            So wish as you may NOIs contributions can never be wished away.
            My suggestion to you is that you refrain from rumor mongering and focus more on an evidence driven approach in your analysis
            Ha ha ha ha lol

          • KingDan

            ‘it was NOI who raised the first alarm on remittances from NNPC’ -Please go tell that ‘FIRST’ to deaf, blind and dumbers. OK?

            The last time I checked, it was the same ‘EVIDENCE’ that people like you were shouting on national TV before Dasuki confessed. Now, the stake holders in GIS have also been confessing.

            In-fact, what same EVIDENCE do I have that you are not feeding on the monumental loot as we talk?

          • Segun Abiodun

            I did not know that Dasuki confessed?
            Can you provide us a copy of his confessional statement?
            It would really help.
            The last time I checked Olisa Metu also made specific confessional statements and even chewed on certain parts of his statement to the EFCC.
            Ha ha ha lol
            However we all now know that all those assertions made by the EFCC were all false since the case opened up in court.
            My brother propaganda can never become truth no matter how much you twist things.
            My suggestion is that you make your postings more evidence oriented rather than rumor based.
            I hope you consider my suggestions seriously.

          • Romla

            Little boy your reputation for talking rubbish is well known.You are the typical foolish human being who lives under the illusion he is making sense.What a rat brained specimen of a homo sapien.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Thanks for all the insults. It just shows how shallow you are intellectually.
            You are incapable of engaging intellectually.
            You are what my people call the wise man who died in the foolish mans backyard
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            On a serious note
            I challenge you to Provide evidence of any wrongdoing by NOI and become an instant Nigerian hero.
            Ha ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Small boy,you talk of intelectual.Hahahahaha lol is intellectual.That is the only thing you say.You are a bad comedian.A criminal comedian.What is intelectual about an aspiring criminal who justifies robbery by asking whether robbers acted unilaterally or collectively.A juvenile criminal who sees illegality and lives in denial and deceit.There is nothing more intellectual to engage that person,but tell them the truth.You are a juvenile criminal,The type that steals his parents money and tells them to provide evidence.When you become an adult you will definitely end up in jail.Mark my words .Col.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Stop all the hog wash you keep spilling out.
            All you need to do is provide evidence to support your claim of wrongdoing by NOI.
            Plain and simple.
            That should not be too difficult for you to do given the mountain of evidence you have accumulated against her.
            Remember what they say- empty barrels like ( put your real name here ) make the most noise.
            Ha ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Small rat you will never abandon your rat brain thinking.You will soon ask for evidence against a rat like you,when you go and steal small pieces of meat in the middle of the night.You will grow into a big rat and then you will end up in jail where you belong.Then you will cry like a small human rat.Yan yan yan.Col

          • Segun Abiodun

            Big rat Shut up and provide evidence to support your position.
            Ha ha ha lol
            It is one thing to make an accusation however it quite another to substantiate the said accusations.
            Since it is now clear to everyone on this forum that you can not substantiate any of those bogus accusations you have been making, permit me to suggest that we place all your accusations where they truly belong
            In the soak away.
            Ha ha ha lol
            You are truly a waste of time.

          • Romla

            Small rat,i see your mouth is getting smaller and smaller.Not suprising rats like you go to the soak away to seek refuge.That is your London.I repeat,no matter where you go soak away,hole in the ground you are bound for jail in the enThat is where deceitful career criminals like you end up..Mark my word.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Big rat I see your mouth is getting bigger and bigger.
            Obvious signs of an empty barrel
            Ha ha ha lol
            You are also A master of false prophesies.
            Tell me fake pastor what crystal ball did your deceitful eyes look into today?
            Ha ha ha lol
            You must be talking about your deprived life when conjuring all that hog wash.
            My advice to you is to get off your lazy ass and stop blaming others for being a failure in life.
            Ode Buruku

          • Romla

            Your time in jail is imminent.That is your destiny.

          • Fairgame

            Hahaha reading your commentary is like reading the ranting of a baby. Prison for telling you that your have no ability to be truthful or honest? That the demons tormenting you have prepared your grave and an epitaph that reads ‘here lies Romla, born in hate, lived in hate and died in hate’. May your suffering continue.

          • Romla

            “here lies fairgame and his entire family,they all died on the same day.Born in tribalism,bigotry and cannibalism.They all died together in penury.May the miserable life and that of your family never end.

          • Fairgame

            Hehehe. That is more perfect for you. Your epitaph will be changed accordingly. May your hatred of NOI continue to consume you.

          • Romla

            taph of you and your family of human flesh eaters shall be as stated You will all go on the same day in the casket made with your own hands and be washed into the sea,May your tribalism consume you and all that is yours.

          • Dipo NormanWilliams

            The @Romla, they finished you and it is a lesson never to deviate from an intelligent debate. @Segun finished you. Please next time avoid such debates or exchanges. You just made your self a nonentity online! Be careful next time. I am disappointed in your shallowness. I had some respect for you but no more!

          • Romla

            Dipo..I have never read you,noticed you.I dont even know which side of the divide to place you.Hmm i place you respectfully one foot below shallowness,because if you were above that i may have noticed.That respectfully places you below a non-entity.You are non-existent

          • Romla

            Take it or leave it.Criminals like you must end up where you belong.It is only a matter of time.You are going to jail period.Then you will know that small rats like you have no place in a decent society.Son of a thief.

          • Romla

            Small rat you are a big barrel full of faeces.A waste.No one needs a prophesy for a man who was a thief from the womb.You will go to jail and you will die a thief.That is not negiotable.What life can be more depraved than a born thief.Advice yourself to prepare for a life in jail.

          • Segun Abiodun

            I think you are talking about yourself.
            Your entire posting makes no sense.
            Try again.
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            Again the word is deprived not depraved.
            The Oxford English Dictionary defines Deprived / Deprivation as
            A state of not having sth that you need , like enough food , money or a home; the process that causes this: neglected children suffering form social deprivation- sleep deprivation- the deprivation of war ( =the suffering caused by not having enough of some things )
            Some of us have the responsibility to educate illiterates like you
            Ha ha ha lol
            Ode Buruku

          • Romla

            You want to educate people on what?Theft.You have a degree in theft and you are studying for a post graduate degree in theft,and you feel you are educated?You will be employed in jail as the Chairman of thers union .Son of a thief.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Yes some of us have a duty to educate illiterates like you
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            For you are empty and intellectually inferior.
            Ha ha ha lol
            Go back to Satan your master and inform him that he has no power over a child of God.
            You are a dead being. A foul and unclean spirit who belongs in hell.
            I therefore command you by the power of the Holy Ghost to proceed back to hell.
            You are condemned for eternity

          • Romla

            You were educated in the subject of theft.You can only educate thieves like you on how to steal.You and those like you are Satan.Look in the mirror you will see Satan.You will reap what you have sown.You have sown the shedding of innocent blood.The blood of you and your generations will be shed in similar manner.Thief.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Plagiarizing demon.
            Try to be original oh demon from hell
            You lack originality and are obviously intellectually inferior.
            That is why you have now chosen to adopt what I have written about you without giving credit where it belongs.
            You are still bound for the lake of fire you demon.
            Servant of Satan
            Ha ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Copy cat thief from the gutter and the pit of hell.You are fake thief from the pits of hell;You have originality in muderous stealing.That is why you have finally accepted you are a born thief without any possibility of redemption.You are definitely going to live hell on earth and eternity.Yen yen yen.Col

          • Segun Abiodun

            Those following are comments on this forum know who the plagiarist is
            Ha ha ha lol
            Suddenly terms like pits of hell , originality, going to hell, Satan , eternity have become part of your new found vocabulary.
            Ha ha ha lol
            You are my dog.
            I know what to say to get you barking
            All I have to do is throw a few bones your way and what do you do
            Swallow it all hook and sinker
            Plagiarizing Demon
            Accept that your are intellectually inferior and stop hurting you foul being.
            Ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Those follwing our comments know who the copy cat thief is.Satanic thief,eternity have become part of your vocabulary.yen yen yen.ColYou army ratalli have to donis keep a few pieces of meat with rat poison.Swallow it and die.Copy cat satanic thief.Accept you are knowledgeable in theft and stop crying you son of a thieving devil.Yen yen yen .Col

          • Fairgame

            Segun Abeg leave the demon incensed Romla and his like. The demons that have possessed them makes it impossible for them to hear or see. You have made your very objective points and I thank you for your boldness to speak the truth. OkonjoIweala will keep soaring like the eagle she is. Chickens like Romla and co will die in their hatred.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Thanks Fair game for the advice.
            I would disengage.
            The fellow is the lowest of the low.
            He plagiarizes at will and waits to copy every sentence I make.
            Makes for an unproductive discussion.
            What I am truly happy about is that deep down in his soul that demon recognizes that it is intellectually inferior.
            I would no longer waste anymore time with that empty barrel.
            Cheers.

          • Fairgame

            OkonjoIweala will keep soaring like the eagle she is above chickens like you. May your hatred consume you.

          • Romla

            May your bigotry consume you and all members of your family like an incurable plague.You are nothing but a wimp.

          • Romla

            Cockroach you have dissapeared into the crevice you came out of.Tribalistic flesh eating otokoto worshipper.

          • Romla

            Thieves have no power to call on the Holy Ghost.You should call on your fellow thieves to save you.You were a thief from the womb,you will end as a thief in jail and in the eternal fire.Amen.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Again demon you twist the scriptures to suit your narrative.
            You and Satan your master are experts at fabricating falsehoods.
            The Son of God came to earth to save sinners.
            Since you have been around from the time of Christ you filthy and foul being tell us the story of the two thieves who were crucified on the cross with our savior
            Ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Finally the thief accepts he is nothing,but a born thief.A born thief is the more appropriate person to tell us about thieves.You will never be saved from the spilling of blood you supported.Son of a thief.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Finally the demon accepts that he is condemned for eternity.
            Ha ha ha lol
            Go back to Satan you filthy and deceitful being.
            There is no place here for you on earth.
            You belong in the lake of fire for eternity.
            Eternity demon
            Ha ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Son of a thief theblood of the innocent shall follow you forever,you will eventually go back to Satan you filty muderous thief.There is no place for you on earth.You belong in the lake of fire for eternity.Eternity thieving son of a satanic thief.yen yen yen.Col

          • Segun Abiodun

            Hear the plagirazing demon
            Who calls someone a thief yet he is deep in intellectual theft
            Ha ha ha ha
            Hear him ” you would eventually go back to Satan ” oh demon where did you get that from?
            Ha haha lol
            You belong in the lake of fire ” oh demon how did you conceptualize this thought ?
            Tell us plagirazing demon
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            What a big crook you are.
            I have been able to show convincingly that you are an intellectual fraud.
            You are the lowest of the low that I have ever encountered on this forum.
            However I enjoy playing with your little mind.
            It is easy to push you in a given direction.
            Ha ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Hear the copy cat satanic thief,a satanic thief from the womb.Tell us satanic thief yen yen yen.Col,What a born satanic thief you are.I have been able to show convincingly you were born a thief and you will die a thief.You are lower than a serpent and the lowest i have encountered on this earth.However your warped satanic mind is like a toy.It is controlled by remte.Yen yen yen.Col

          • Segun Abiodun

            Oh plagirazing demon do you see how you have become the laughing stock on this forum?
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            You have absolutely on option but to plagiarize everything I post.
            I feel delighted because it confirms your intellectual inferiority.
            Since it is clear that you lack originality there is no point engaging your plagirazing ass any further.
            Enjoy your life of eternal condemnation with Satan your master.
            Ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Satanic copy cat see how you have become the court jester on this forum.I am happy it confirms your superiority in satanic theft.Since you are an unrepentant thief i will engage you and your type anytime thieves like you are ready.Enjoy your miserable destiny and eternity of fire.

          • Segun Abiodun

            I am glad you have accepted defeat.
            It must have really hurt you to be called a demon right?
            I decided to punish you a little
            It was really fun.
            I enjoyed every bit of it.
            Ha ha ha lol
            I succeeded in teaching you a few lessons in humility.
            I got you hyperventilating abi?
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            Next time watch what you say. The fact that one does not engage in insults does not mean that they lack the capacity to do so.
            I would give you credit for one thing though.
            Seeing how weak you are intellectually you did the right thing by plagiarizing everything I put out.
            The only difficulty you have is that plagiarism is theft of intellectual property.
            It certainly is not a way to develop intellectually.
            And theft is something that you claim to detest so much.
            So it leaves you with internal conflict.
            Romia how do you intend to resolve that conflict?
            I hope someday in your quiet moment you would realize that the only thief in this whole affair is non other than
            Romia the plagiarizing demon
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            Sorry ooh
            I Could not help myself
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            Good bye demon.

          • Romla

            Copy cat satantic thief,you are not only a thief but a coward.All thieves are cowards that is why they take what belongs to others in secret.A thief like you will always ultimately loose battles.Go to jail and from there to hell.Son of a thief.yen yen yenCol

          • Segun Abiodun

            Romia I am very glad you have leant a few lessons in humility.
            Next time I bet you would think before spilling out insults.
            My objective was simple from the beginning of our engagement
            Get Romia derailed in his thought process and stop him from making unsubstantiated allegations about NOI
            I successfully accomplished that mission.
            In fact I did even better than I expected.
            I got you to abandon your entire thought process and to adopt mine fully.
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            Even though I never expect you to admit this fact . I am totally satisfied with the outcome of our engagement.
            Your plagiarism of my entire posting gives me joy.
            It confirms my earlier thoughts about you.
            That you are a fellow with limited education and exposure.
            Further It is an inner admission on your part that you are intellectually inferior.
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            You had started off Nicely debating the issue but when you felt overwhelmed by superior arguments you turned to insults.
            A very poor choice in an intellectual debate of this nature. In fact that is where you lost the argument and lost my respect.
            For people who cannot engage intellectually often resort to insults.
            But this did not occur in a vacuum
            I lured you into a trap carefully and methodically.
            I gave you the feeling that you were the only one who had a monopoly on dishing out insults.
            It was deliberate
            Ha ha ha lol
            When it became clear to me that you were a man of limited intellect , a person with a low IQ. I went in for the kill.
            The result is what everyone can see.
            You can only respond by plagirazing everything I put out.
            Romia I got you to totally abandon your style and approach.
            You can not respond independently again
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            You have to wait to see what I have written before you respond.
            Do you understand what that means?
            It means that you are a conditioned animal.
            I set the conditions and you simply respond to my commands.
            Can you now understand why I call you my dog?
            Ha ha ha lol
            I feel so satisfied with the outcome of our debate.
            When you see my posting next time you certainly would be careful when responding.
            Good bye.
            No hard feelings demon.
            Ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Is there anything like insulting a thief and a liar.I will be civil with civil people and vicious with useless worthless thieves bigots vand imbeciles like you and so called fairgame.You are like a big barrel of thrash,worthless waste.You have said goodbye ten times,but i know that you are full of deceit and trickery like your satanic father.I will always await your attempt to continue to emerge through deceit.You are your type can never ever threaten me,take that to the bank.You are nothing but a thieving worthless satanic being.I will take you on anytime,particularly when you spill from your gutter comments of lies and deceit.Useles,wothless satanic human being.

          • Romla

            Liar you can never deceive me with your goodbye.Your whip of fire is right beside me.You barrel full of faeces.You and your gay partner Fairgame combined are incapable of nothing good except immorality.Useless worthless barrels of faeces.

          • Romla

            What a non-entity of a human species you are.What a waste of human trash,worthless human.You spend your time in deceit.A satanic thief of very little mind.I was able to assess you after a few of your comments,when you could not point to one country where the NSA collects money to buy arms ad reports to the President as Okonjo-Iweala confirmed she allowed.Yoou are a deceitful,unrepentant liar and a born thief.I am repeating for the hundreth time that you will go to jail and end in hell.The same for your homo sexual partner fairgame.You couple of immoral filthy bunch of satanic species of humans.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Ha ha ha ha lol
            I told you that I enjoy playing with your inferior mind.
            Ha ha ha ha ha lol
            You are my dog.
            When I want you to bark I know what to do.
            Oya start barking
            Ha ha ha ha ha ha lol
            Ha ha ha ha ha ha lol
            Can’t stop laughing at you.
            I have dismissed all the allegations you have brought forward
            You have to admit that I have won a decisive victory .
            I know how difficult it is for you to accept but deep down you know the truth.
            You are no match plagiarizing demon
            Ha ha ha ha ha lol
            Next time never engage in a debate with someone who is intellectually superior to your inferior ass.
            I suggest you also find a way of ensuring that your children upgrade their genes.
            Ha ha ha ha ha lol
            I have really enjoyed toying with you.

          • Romla

            Satanic thieving rat what did i tell you.I can predict a deceitful yhief like you.I told you wwyou will emerge despite your deceitful four goodbyes and i told you i will be waiting for you.lying satanic thief what did you dimiss.You may be superior to your father,you can never be superior to any human because you are a rat.A rat can never toy with human beings,only in your imagination.You filthy smelly stinking human rat.Your intellect is no more than that of a small rat,that is why you never make sense.Satanic thief.Son of a thief.I will soon squash you like the rat you are.

          • Segun Abiodun

            You see how intellectually inferior you are demon
            Who told you goodbyes are always of a permanent nature?
            Goodbye could be momentary . It is An expression used to end a meeting or an encounter by two or more individuals.
            It could therefore represent a transitory response marking the end of a particular encounter and in most cases a brief encounter.
            Ha ha ha lol
            You see why I continue to say that you are intellectually inferior
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            That is what you get when you have very poor education.
            Yes you are a certified illiterate.
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            I hope you can stay on this part of independent thought and not resort to your usual plagiarism
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            I really enjoy playing around with your little mind.

          • Romla

            Satanic liar.Scram.Which part of scram do you not understand.SCRAM go play with your gay partner.When you finish your dirty games with him,tell him goodbye to end your encounter.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Oh demon
            I am glad you are learning.
            I would continue to educate you at every turn.
            I really enjoy playing with your little brain.
            You are no match for me.
            Next time never pick a fight with someone who is superior to you intellectually.
            I am very glad you have learnt a few lessons in humility.
            Ha ha ha ha ha lol

          • Segun Abiodun

            Oh servant of Satan
            What falsehoods you spill out from the pits of hell.
            There is no place for you here on earth you unclean being.
            You are bound from head to toe by the power and authority given to me as a child of the living God
            Go back to Satan your master – the father of all liars, the accuser of the brethren, the master fabricator of falsehood and tell him that the he can never touch NOI for she has made the Almighty her refuge
            I refer you to psalm 55- ( 15- 23)
            Demon since you are a master at manipulating the truth I would write out psalm 55 15- 23 for all to see. It is a prayer against evil beings like you
            I have also placed NOI name in certain vital areas for the purpose of emphasis.
            15
            May NOIs enemies die before their time
            May they go down alive into the world of the dead
            Evil is in their homes and in their hearts
            16
            But NOI calls to the lord God for help, and he would save her
            17
            Morning, noon, and night NOIs complaints and groans go up to God and he would hear her voice.
            18
            God will bring NOI safely back from battles the she fights against so many enemies.
            19
            God, who has ruled from eternity will hear NOI and defeat them for they refuse to change, and they do not fear him
            20
            NOI laments
            My former companion attacked his friends
            He broke his promises
            21
            His words were smoother than cream,
            But there was hatred in heart;
            His words were as soothing as oil, but they cut like sharp swords.
            22
            NOI restoration
            Leave your troubles with the Lord and he would defend you NOI
            He would never let the honest be defeated.
            23
            NOIs ultimate and total trust in the Almighty
            But you O God will bring those murderers and liars ( put your real name there Romia ) to their graves before half their life is over.
            As for NOI , she will trust in God
            Go back to Satan and tell him that this is the prayer you heard from NOI and her supporters.
            You are cast back into the lake of fire you demon.
            Go back to hell where you belong.

          • Romla

            You are already one of the living deade as you are one of Okonjo-Iweala”s greatest enemies.Go and read my comments on her over time.I have congratulated her,i have praised her and i have and will criticize her as i see fit.People like you all round liars and praise singers are the real enemies of people.I repeat in my opinion Okonjo-Iweala in my opinion failed as Finance Minister in agreeing to hand that money over to Dasuki and writing that he should report to the President.She knew the money will never be properly managed and now that has been proven right.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Oh demon from hell tell us how NOI would have known how the money disbursed would have been utilized.
            You attribute supernatural powers to this mortal.
            Now NOI has powers to see the future right?
            You are indeed shallow.
            Yes NOI asked Dasuki to report to the President because the Federal Ministry of Finance is not part of the security infrastructure of our country.
            However the presidency sits at the center of the entire structure.
            Further constitutionally that agency of government does not report Finance. Finance does not have any oversight responsibility for the office of the national security adviser.
            I hope your little brain can understand this simple fact.
            I have told you time without number that you are intellectually inferior.
            You are no match for me and you know it.
            I enjoy toying with your small mind.
            Again stop the plagiarism
            I was the one who told you that you have a reputation of being alive when in actual fact you are dead.
            Foul spirit nobody cares weather you congratulated NOI in the past.
            Is that supposed to show some level of objectivity on your part?
            Your comments are indeed laughable.
            Maintain your position demon so that I can cut you down to size .
            To use the words of the great reggae musician Bob Marley
            ” If you are the big tree I am the small axe sharpened to cut you down
            Ready to cut you down”
            Ha ha ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Satanic thief i knew you were empty,but this empty,even for you a small rat i am shocked.I have put my hand on the problem and sympathize with you.Did you finish secondary school because you are no better than a stark illiterate.That is why your sermon does not impress me,Me prove objectivity to you.A satanic deceitful liar.Go and finish at a proper secondary school at least you will be able to make sense.Since you don”t know the meaning of scram ,you may understand get lost.I have educated people to engage who are expecting my response..I am not interested in your substanceless sermons.Serve them to your type.Too late for your no hard feelings,i am not interested.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Romia the plagiarizing demon
            I suggest you take some Valium pills and cool your nerves
            You are hyperventilating
            Sorry ooh
            It was not my intention to give you high blood pressure
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            I simply enjoy playing around with inferior minds like yourself
            It is so easy to control and manipulate you
            Ha ha ha ha lol

          • Segun Abiodun

            Ha ha ha ha lol
            When Fulani’s steal they always want to pass the buck to others.
            The last time I checked the money in question was loot returned by Abacha- a Northerner.
            Recall that the certificate forger had openly told Nigerians that Abacha did not steal any money from the Nigerian state
            Nigerians should ask the certificate forger where this money came from since he is still in denial.
            Another Fulani ( Dasuki )now made a case to Mr President that he required part of the money to fight his brothers ( Boko Haram ) who had managed to take Nigerian territory in the North East.
            The entire country at that time was up in arms in disbelief about how a rag tag army could confront and actually defeat the Nigerian army in various battles.
            The consensus was that
            1 These terrorists were better equipped than the Nigerian Army
            2 That the Federal Ministry of Finance under Okonjo Iweala had not provided enough funding in support of the war effort. The military hierarchy had directly accused Okonjo Iweala of starving them of funds required for the war.
            3 That was the same time the APC propaganda machine led by the thief el Rufia was referring to the Nigerian army as GEJs army. A military he described as being incapable of winning any battle because the GEJ administration had deliberately refused to purchase weapons for.
            Recall also that the certificate forger had openly told Nigerians that Boko Haram fighters are in his words ” our brothers who are misguided ”
            The president under immense pressure to do something in order to stop the killing and rape of defenseless Nigerians constituted a committee of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, The National Security Adviser, The Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister For Finance and the President. The said committee was chaired by Mr President to find a way to fund the military operations in the North East. Specifically the used of part of the returned loot from Switzerland to fund the military.
            The committee reached key decisions on the returned loot from Switzerland.
            Nigeria had received a first trench of 322 million USD with an additional 700 million U
            SD expected.
            The Decisions reached
            I That given the urgency of the request by the National security adviser, a part of the returned loot from Abacha- ( The certificate forgers boss ) would be used for the purchase of weapons , ammunition and vital communication equipment to be used in the fight against the terrorists who the certificate forger had said were his misguided brothers. Indeed the committee decided that the returned loot was to be split 50- 50 for both security needs and development needs.
            The overwhelming argument put forward by the national security adviser was that no development could occur when territory is being taken and the country is at war- good argument in my opinion.
            The committee therefore decided that 322 million USD constituting the first trench of the loot be deployed to meet the urgent security needs of the country as canvassed by the national security adviser.
            The committee further decided that 700 million USD that was to be returned to Nigeria by Switzerland constituting the second trench was to be used for development projects .
            Dr Ngozi Iweala in her capacity as a member of that committee and on the the strength of the decisions reached by the committee wrote Mr President on the 20th day of January 2015 seeking approval to disburse funds to the office of the national security adviser in line with the decisions reached by the committee . A mere formality and in accordance with due process documentation.
            Mr President accented and approved that disbursement on the 29th day of January 2015 in line with the request made.
            The issues that one has to consider therefore areas follows
            I Does the president have the right under emergency situations involving issues of national security where Nigerian citizens are being killed to appropriate funds without recourse to the National Assembly?
            2. Was any law broken by Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as coordinating Minister of the economy and minister for finance in the disbursement of funds to the office of the national security adviser as reached by the committee.
            3. Is Okonjo – Iweala who was not a part of the security infrastructure of the government Responsible for ensuring effective utilization of the disbursed funds. Those saying that she was ultimately responsible should show under what section of our constitution that makes her responsible when acting under her statutory role as the minister of finance
            4. Does Okonjo Iweala and the ministry of finance have the capacity to monitor issues of national security which involve the purchase of weapons and ammunition for the prosecution of an on going war.
            5. Why did the midget el Rufia deliberately withhold the letter written by Okonjo Iweala to the President seeking approval to disburse the funds to the office of the national security adviser.
            6. Is it because the said letter contained exculpatory evidence?
            7 . Why are the other members of the committee that was constituted not being held responsible? People like the attorney general of the federation and minister for justice.
            8 If your position is that The president does not have the power to make such an appropriation under emergency situations can you tell me under what authority president Buhari disbursed bailout funds to the states?
            Did Buhari seek the approval of the National Assembly before making such a disbursement?
            9. What do you think would have happened to Ngozi Okonjo Iweala given Nigeria’s tribal inclinations had refused to disburse the money for the prosecution of the war in the North East? A place where innocent Nigerians of a different ethnic nationality then herself were being and are still being killed on a daily basis?
            10. Did Okonjo Iweala as the coordinating minister have the right to flout the instruction of the president given that due process had actually been followed in arriving at a framework for the disbursement- note that this was done under emergency conditions.
            11. Has the government provided any evidence of fraud on the part of the national security adviser. If so why has the government not tended that evidence in court?
            12 What ammunition and weapons has the military been using to prosecute the war given the fact that the certificate forger is yet to purchase a single bullet since taking office as our selected president?
            I would expect a comprehensive response to the issues raised.
            I would also expect you to address issues of culpability if any
            I expect an intellectual debate
            Let us argue as intellectuals if you have such a capacity demon
            Ha ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            You have now turned to a confessing witch spilling out satanic sermon to get support.I have congratualed Okonjo-Iweala at times,I have praised her.Iwill also speak the truth where she goes wrong.She failed as a Minister in handing this money over to Dasuki and telling him to report to the President period.Abacha was the most fradulent President in my opinion.That is not the issue we are debating.Save your rubbish sermon for yourself.You are asking for debate now after starting insults.I have nothing to debate with your type.You are not mature enough to know that opinions are like a white and black ball.People express them and appreciate differing opinions.Go to hell.i am not interested in engaging your type in any civilized communication.I am glad people have appreciated my opinions on this forum including the thisday moderator who has featured my opinion on a number of occasions.I will take the advice of Dipo and not let you dirty me further.Scram boy

          • Segun Abiodun

            Oh demon You sound like a monkey that has just been molested.
            A wild monkey that was running free that has finally been apprehended.
            Ha ha ha ha
            I have called for your pick up .
            You would be taken back to your cage in the zoo where you belong
            You would be chained neck first. Your legs would also be shackled to ensure you do not attempt escaping.
            Further a restraint would be placed over your mouth to prevent you from biting anyone.
            Non of the zoo keepers intends to contact rabies from you.
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            Finally to ensure that your handlers are safe you would be tranquillized
            Next time never engage someone who is intellectually superior to you.
            Ha ha ha ha lol

          • Segun Abiodun

            Romia the demon you have lost this debate and you know it that is why you keep coming back for more trying to even the score and regurgitating the same old stuff.
            Ha ha ha ha ha lol
            Interestingly you now use Dipo as an escape mechanism.
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            Accept the truth and free your soul of the burden.
            You are intellectually inferior.
            Ha ha ha lol
            I have truly enjoyed playing with your small mind.
            You are my dog.
            And must obey my instructions
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            Further You are a product of very bad genes
            I can’t entirely blame you. The blame must truly be put where it belongs- with your parents.
            You inherited very bad intellectual genes.
            Ha ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Satanic rat,you have lost your mind.You call your father a dog,meaning your mother had you for a dog.Your mother is a bitch What?i wish i had known this earlier.I tell you Now that you have finally come clean this ends my communication with you.

          • Segun Abiodun

            There goes the son of a harlot
            Can’t stop thinking and talking dirty because that is all he knows
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            For someone who grew up in the confines of a brothel that is what is expected of you.
            You did not disappoint me at all
            No element of refinement. All insults .
            Never grew up in a structured environment and never knew his father because he was a product of pure animal instinct
            Monkey love – monkey chook, chook
            Ha ha ha ha ha lol
            So insult that old harlot that you call your mother all you like
            It is expected
            However never forget the sacrifice that she made to ensure that you did not turn out like one of the johns that kept her busy in the brothel
            Romia the demon show that old harlot respect that is the least you can do.
            She is still your mother
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            You are all hat no cattle as they say in Texas
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            I really have enjoyed playing with your little mind.
            You are no match for me.
            Romia the demon you remain intellectually inferior
            Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha lol
            Can’t stop laughing at you

          • Fairgame

            To hear you talk about lake fire shows how consumed you are by demons that have possessed you already. It is clear you already know your destination very well – lake of fire.

          • Romla

            You that ate your relations flesh are obviously more than possessed.You know you are part of the living dead.Cannibal.

          • Romla

            You a child of God?An unrepentant thief a child of God?Col.You are full of a warped intellect on how to steal.You will end in your rightful place,jail on earth,eternal fire after your mistake of a miserable journey on earth.You will never escape.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Demon shut up and go back to hell where you belong
            You pollute the air with your filth.
            You continue to spill out falsehoods that are intended to corrupt the innocent.
            Yes you would never escape condemnation.
            You and Satan your master would remain in hell for eternity.

          • Romla

            Son of a thief,you are definitely corrupt and definitely not innocent.Corrupt thieves like you have polluted Nigeria for a long time.You are already condemned to jail and eternal fire.You are Satan in human cloak.The blood of the innocent you and your fellow thieves spilled will follow you and your generation.Thief.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Oh demon
            Permit me to correct your illiterate ass once again
            It is not ” Generations of an unrepentant thief like you will continue to be thieves ”
            The correct thing to say is
            You come from generations of thieves who are unrepentant. Surely you would countinue to be a thief.
            What you are attempting to do is to establish an anthcidents or better still lay a foundation for calling yourself a criminal
            Olodo
            Ha ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Demon thief permit me to correct your thieving ileerate ass once again.It is generations of an unrepentant thief like you will continue to be thieves,not generation of thieves who are unrepentant.What you are trying to do is establish your anticidents or better still lay a foundation that you are a thief from the wombBorn thief.Yen yen yen Col.

          • Romla

            Demon thief permit me to correct your thieving ileerate ass once again.It is generations of an unrepentant thief like you will continue to be thieves,not generation of thieves who are unrepentant.What you are trying to do is establish your anticidents or better still lay a foundation that you are a thief from the wombBorn thief.Yen yen yen Col.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Bark dog bark
            Ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Shriek rat shriek.Yen yen yen Col.

          • Dipo NormanWilliams

            @Romla, I once read you and actually thought you were reasonable. What on earth is going on here with this nonsense you are writing? People will stop reading anything you write. Why are you allowing @Segun to draw you out and finish you? You sound better when you debate things intelligently. Please stop this rubbish already.

          • Romla

            Dipo i thank you.Sometimes you run into such imbeciles who start insults over opinions expressed and i respond to intelligence with intelligence and fire with fire.Ten of him will only finish himself i can tell you that confidently.Also if because of an idiot people don”t read my comments so be it.It is an open forum and people have a right to choose who they want to read.Your concern is well taken and well appreciated and i thank civilized people like you.

          • Fairgame

            Demonized Romla you are so under the control of your father the devil that you actually believe you are on the right side. How deep the pit your hatred and lies have dug for you.

          • Romla

            You and all members of your family are already inside the casket you made for youselves.You will be washed along with your caskets into the deep sea.

          • Romla

            You are only living in denial.Your room in jail already has your name on it.You too know already that it is only a matter of time before you occupy it.I will not tell you which jail,because you know.

          • Segun Abiodun

            What is this fascination that you have with jails?
            Have you just come out of jail or are you on a work release program?
            My advice to you is – do your time quietly.
            You do not have to announce to the world that you are a convicted criminal.
            Tell us what were you convicted for?
            My guess is 419.
            Obtaining things under false pretense given your tendency to make false prophesies.
            Ha ha ha ha lol
            Ode Buruku

          • Romla

            You are a thief.You will continue to be a thief and you will end up in jail as a thief.That is your destiny and your portion,plain and simple.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Oh demon from hell
            What false prophesies you spill out.
            I bind you with the precious blood of the lamb.
            Get thy behind me you demon.
            Go back to Satan your master.
            Go back to the pits of hell where you belong

          • Romla

            A thief trying to bind himself.What a joke.Thieves like you are the demons.If you like speak in tongues.you are ending up in jail.period.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Get behind me you demon.
            You have no place here on earth.
            Go back to Satan your master.
            You are by the authority invested in me as a child of the living God commanded back to the lake of fire
            Proceed to hell immediately.

          • Romla

            You are a thief from the womb,your hell shall start here on earth,in jail.Judgement shall be delivered by men here on earth and by God .This is your destiny.A thief will not escape this destiny You will not escape in Jesus name.Amen

          • Segun Abiodun

            Ooh demon
            Your master Satan lies to you .
            He fills your heart and mind with falsehoods and you spill out same.
            Tell him that he has no power over a child of the living God.
            Tell him that both of you are bound in hell for eternity.
            You are a dead being .
            You have no place on this earth
            So proceed to hell immediately you unclean spirit

          • Romla

            You and all those that caused and supported the suffering and death of thousands,suffering will be your portion here on earth and in eternity.It will not be well with you and yours.Amen.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Falsehoods from an unclean and foul being.
            Go back to hell oh demon.
            There is no place on earth for your deceitful tongue .
            Go back to Satan your father and tell him that you have been cast back into the lake of fire for eternity.

          • Romla

            The portion and destiny for you and others like you is hell on earth and hell fire in eternity.The blood of those who died because of your theft and support of it will be on your head and your generations forever.Amen.

          • Fairgame

            Your are truly demonically diseased of body soul and spirit.

          • Romla

            The only thing getting in front and behind you are your comrades in theft.You will not miss your judgement of jail and after you know where you are headed.You are an unrepentant thief.You will go to jail and from there you will not return to where decent humans live.

          • Segun Abiodun

            You would not also miss your faith
            Hell fire for eternity you demon.
            The only thing steering you right in front of your face are your fellow demons.
            Go back to Satan you unclean being and tell him that both of you are locked in hell for eternity.
            Yours is eternal condemnation

          • Romla

            When Jesus was born wise men say his star that a King,a prophet was born.When you were born your star showed a thief was born.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Boring try again fake pastor .
            Let me suggest that you focus on the subject matter.
            Insults mean nothing especially when it comes from a psychopath.
            So go back to the asylum where you belong and get treatment you lunatic.
            Ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            Born thief your cell number and your prisoner number was already given to you in the womb.You can never escape it.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Boring.
            Deal with your psychosis first.
            You lunatic
            Ha ha ha lol

          • Romla

            You were born a thief,you are a thief,you will remain a thief,you will end as a thief.No matter what you say,it will not change it.

          • Segun Abiodun

            Go to the depths of hell ooh demon
            You are an unclean being.
            I know you have a reputation of being alive even though you are dead.
            Get back to hell immediately.

          • Romla

            You were a thief in the womb and you will end as a thief in jail.No more,no less.

          • Fairgame

            Hatred has consumed you and the cancer that will cause will devastate what is left of your pitiable state. Provide your evidence against NOI if you have any otherwise keep dying slowly every day as you continue to see NOI keep soaring high like the eagle she is above chickens like you.

          • KingDan

            OK, let me accept accept the naked FALSEHOOD that no body returned money after being named by DASUKI.

          • Segun Abiodun

            So you are finally admitting that you manufactured a falsehood – that Dasuki confessed Abi
            You see it is very easy to catch a fellow like you. All one has to do is to be very specific on issues and refuse to allow you to paint with a broad brush.
            Ha ha ha lol

        • okpada

          If she really did well as a minister of finance, what happened overnight to all her achievement? Can you name the achievements one by one. Federal Govt payroll was overblotted with ghost workers and yet she was priding herself as being successfully checked ghost thru a software she introduced. As a matter of fact,it was one of their campaign songs everywhere,but right now her inefficiency is staring on all if us now. Sentiment apart.

          • Segun Abiodun

            For the record these are some of Okonjo Iwealas achievements while in office
            1 first Finance minister in Nigeria to publish our statutory allocations that helped Nigerians know what each tier of government was receiving
            2 Set up the debt management office- DMO
            3 Largely responsible for getting Nigeria debt relief from both the Paris and London Clubs along with the economic team.
            4 Got Nigeria its first global rating from International rating agencies like Standards and Poor , Fitch, JPMORGAN etc this opened the door for Nigeria to be listed in the emerging market index by JPMORGAN.
            We have since been delisted.
            5 Set up the Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing Company to improve home ownership in Nigeria
            6 set up the Nigerian Development Bank
            7 Set up programs like you Win – conditional cash transfer programs to the most vulnerable in society like pregnant mothers mainly in the north , established the safe school program with the assistance ofDFID and the British Government.
            8 Established TSA ,GIFFIMS and line item budgeting and a host of other cost saving initiatives that the Buhari administration has continued with.
            9 established the Nigerian sovereign wealth fund – a direct offshoot of the excess crude account with people like Segun Aganga the then minister for trade and investment.
            10 Brought the world economic forum to Nigeria at the height of the Boko Haram insurgency. A first of its kind in the history of Nigeria
            11 Rebased our economy and showed its depth . Showed that Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa- 500 billion dollar economy.
            12 Under Okonjo Iweala our economy grew at a rate of 6 percent and above for the entire period according to the IMF.
            There was macroeconomic stability with a corresponding balance in the external sector which led to stable exchange rates. The dollar never went above 165 Naira to a dollar during Okonjo Iwealas tenor as finance minister.
            In fact it remained between 140 and 155 all through the greater part of her term as minister of finance.
            Inflation remained low at less than 10 percent while unemployment began to take a downward trend.
            13 Nigeria became the largest recipient of foreign direct investment overtaking South Africa as the emerging market of choice while the world bank reclassified Nigeria as a middle income country with per capita GDP of over 3000 USD.
            14 brought in over 1.3 billion USD for the newly established Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing Company- 300 from the world bank and over 1 billion from US investors
            15 Overhauled and Harmonized the Entire Nigerian pension system using a technology based approach. Which enabled the government to detect massive fraud going on in that sector.
            16 largely responsible for detecting the massive fraud in the petroleum industry. It was Okonjo Iweala who set up the Ike Imokowede inquiry that detected huge fraud in the subsidy payments. Over 25 fraudulent marketers were identified for prosecution.
            You say Okonjo Iweala did nothing I say when a genius does great things it look easy.
            You can never wipe away solid achievements by merely putting out propaganda.
            It would never work

  • Segun Abiodun

    Sliding Naira and the Shame of a Nation
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    I never in my wildest imagination thought that our dear Naira would ever depreciate to the level we are witnessing in the last few weeks. I had all along been expressing displeasure about the sliding Naira because of the slipshod economic policies of the Buhari administration, but I never envisaged that it would become this bad. About nine months ago when Goodluck Jonathan handed over to Muhammadu Buhari, the Naira was exchanging at about N220/$. Then, many were very angry and cast aspersions on the Jonathan administration for allegedly mismanaging the economy.
    Now that the exchange rate has become extremely ridiculous, this set of people who protested against N220/$ are nowhere to be found. Our scruffy currency was yesterday exchanging at N371/$ at the parallel market following continued scarcity of the greenback. How can our dear Naira be exchanging at such an outlandish rate? Our symbol of statehood has never been this badly battered in the 55 years history of this country. We have never had it so bad. Clearly, these are signs of a badly managed economy.
    It is a shame that this administration simply sat back and expected our Naira to positively respond to the “body language” of the President. The global standard is for a forward-looking government to come up with hard-headed policies to shore-up the value of its currencies. Such a government must also show by its actions that it is committed to enhancing the value of its currency. The truth be told; there has not been a single pragmatic policy in the last nine months to protect the Naira. All we’ve seen were cosmetic and crude arm-twisting tactics that gave us no result. At a point, the Buhari administration placed all sorts of funny restrictions on the use of domiciliary accounts. This took our Naira nowhere.
    Rather than facing the realities of the situation, this administration and its apologists have been spending precious time blaming crumbling crude oil prices and the Jonathan administration for our economic woes. They often forget that almost 40 other oil exporting countries are also affected by falling oil prices. Some of these countries are doing fairly well because of pragmatic fiscal and monetary responses to the falling oil prices. As a result, their currencies are not plummeting as much as the Naira is doing. A government that has spent the last nine months blaming its predecessor surely has no business in power.
    The manufacturing sector that would have helped to eo.susan ase the pressure on the Naira is gasping for breath. Jonathan may not be the best in terms of what this country desires in a president, but during his administration, some of these manufacturers were exporting to other West African countries and earning hard currencies for this nation. Under Jonathan, our manufacturers were happy and industrial capacity utilisation went up substantially. All sorts of stifling policies rolled out in the last nine months have combined to incapacitate this sector. Now, the increase in electricity tariffs and policy somersaults are creating more problems for Nigerian manufacturers. Some of them have closed shop or relocated to other West African countries where production environment is conducive. Many can now understand why the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture faulted all the policies designed by the Buhari administration to stimulate the economy and salvage the Naira.
    Some of the actions and inactions of Buhari have left me wondering whether he is genuinely interested in defending the Naira. This government is yet to cut avoidable expenditures with huge foreign exchange components. By official figures, this administration spent N2.3 billion maintaining the ten aircraft in the Presidential fleet in the last five months of 2015. The bulk of this is in forex. About N5 billion will go into the same aircraft maintenance in 2016. We can’t continue doing this if we are talking about shoring up the value of the Naira. Our globetrotting President and his ministers must also cut their foreign trips to conserve our forex. Our journeying governors must also be checkmated to preserve foreign exchange. Again, why should a government struggling to save the Naira sell forex to pilgrims at concessionary rates? That was what Buhari did last year. Our president has to put aside sentiment and do the needful to save the Naira.
    Our CBN has obviously failed in its core mandate of ensuring stability of the Naira. It must start employing rational strategies to prevent further depreciation of this currency.
    Virtually all the policies put in place by the CBN to enhance the Naira were cosmetic. This is why we are getting this negative result. This government must allow the exchange rate to be determined by market forces but with some moderation by the CBN. The era of regulated inter-bank rate must come to an end. As suggested by MAN, the Naira should be allowed to float freely within a bracket. We don’t have adequate reserves to keep holding the naira at the so-called inter-bank rate. Illogical administrative controls and restrictions by the CBN are killing the Naira. This inter-bank rate is simply a paddy paddy arrangement involving government officials, banks and the CBN. If Buhari is genuinely interested in turning around this country, USD from the CBN should be sold at market price, with modulations. With this, forex round-tripping will die a natural death. This is the only way our battered Naira can appreciate.
    Again, this administration has always been talking about diversifying the economy to reduce reliance on crude oil as our source of foreign exchange. It has been all talk and no action in the last nine months. It is very sad to note that Buhari lacks any blueprint on this much-talked about diversification. I challenge the president and his men to bring out any such document if it exists. They have simply been showboating. Buhari must get serious about the diversification of our economy. He has to genuinely start looking towards agriculture and solid minerals as sources of forex. He should also look towards gas, particularly the completion of Brass LNG project. He must genuinely encourage indigenous production and exports to enhance the Naira. The government must also implement policies that would stimulate foreign direct investments so as to grow its sources of forex.
    Above all, our President must seek advice from competent economists and for once, ignore his legion of sycophants and “eaglet” economic advisers. The truth is that Buhari has to look for another Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. For four years, this hands-on lady effectively managed the economy of this country and ensured a fairly stable economy and currency. All she got in return was insult from wicked and self-seeking people.

  • asuevie

    Who among Nigerians, ethnic gingoist can comprend this ” master class” reasoning.
    Madam, you are indeed a master class world material.
    Remain blessed.

  • vic

    big fat hen why don’t you remain shut. what did nigeria gain when you were coordinating finance criminal of nigeria.???

  • AMARA.C

    Great woman in our generation God will guide you against your enemies ,but concern is I am not accepting anything or organisation funded by north Americans mostly u.s because they justified abormination

  • TytusAgbanoma

    Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) – Indeed! This woman is full of hot air, where did she get her statistics from – this is sheer hipocrisy and attention seeking. Madam Okonjo Iweala and are her cohort are a spent force and a waste of space – the Nigerian press should stop giving them the oxygen of publicity they seek.

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  • AmaraMr ikwuegbu

    i hold you in high esteem my great woman okonjo iweala . since you left , nigerians yet to know who is the finance minister