If you didn’t see this coming, rest easy, neither did I. Nigeria’s former minister of finance and coordinating minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has thrown her support behind President Buhari’s anti corruption campaign.
Dr. Iweala is seen as one of the elements of the “old guard”. Key members of the Goodluck Jonathan administration who are held collectively complicit in misappropriating government funds.
Speaking at the University of Pennsylvania as a guest lecturer, she stated,
“The new president of the country who is just taking office has made it the central plan of his administration to fight corruption to root it out, and he sets about restructuring some of the key agencies where things are happening, setting example,” the former minister said at the 2015 Holts Lecture of the Pennsylvania University Law School.
“I think with that when you see example in one place, it sends the message about what should happen in other places. I think this is being confronted head on. And I think and hope that with what is going on and what we tried to do in the previous administration, bringing more transparency to way of doing business.