CACOL chides Okonjo-Iweala, calls for her resignation



The Coalition Against Corrupt (CACOL) has censured and called for the resignation the Minister Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala over the poor implementation 2012 budget.

Reacting to the news the Senate meeting with the President’s team, that N184.84bn has been released as at July 20, which when calculated against the total capital budget N1.519tn is 12.16 per cent performance as against the 56 per cent performance earlier claimed by the Minister Finance, the Executive Chairman of CACOL, Debo Adeniran averred that it is disheartening budget has not been well implemented when the nation is already the third quarter her fiscal year.

“This poor implementation portends great danger to the growth of the country. Full budget implementation remains the basis for good governance. Any government that prioritises the welfare of its governed cannot treat budget implementation with kid gloves. Those who are ruling have shown their administrative poverty graphic format just do something to ameliorate the suffering of the masses.”

Speaking further, CACOL noted Finance Minister resign her appointment for integrity sake and allow competent hands handle the economy.

“The Finance Minister , at least, pretend that she is decent and integrity conscious; she come down her high horse and apologise to all well-meaning Nigerians for betraying the confidence they reposed her and resign honourably for not knowing how far the budget has been implemented and the performance of the nation’s economy. What was she coordinating? It mean she does not have any business been . That shows the ineptitude the part of at the helms of affair this country,” the Coalition submitted.

The Coalition, however, called the National Assembly to make do its threat to move for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan if the budget is not implemented to a considerable level comes September 18.

 

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