World Bank Presidency: Okonjo-Iweala’s Bid A Trail Blazer – NOA

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Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Mike Omeri, has said that the bid of the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, for the World Bank Presidency was a trail blazer for the rest of the world.

He said this in an interview with Journalists in Minna, yesterday, after a workshop on good governance and effect of the fuel subsidy removal protest.

Omeri, who was optimistic about the improvement in the social orientation of the people to embrace proper ways of doing things, said that notwithstanding the fact that the minister lost the presidency of the World Bank, it show- cased Nigeria in good light.

He said that “for the first time the world challenged the United States for the World Bank’s number one position. Nigeria has blazed the trail, next time people will have the right and confidence to stand for that position.

“We are looking forward to America listening to her own voice and democratise the institution”

On the revenue accruing from the removal of fuel subsidy, the NOA chief pointed out that the Governors would have no excuses not to perform with the increased funds they would be getting there from.

He posited that ‘’Our State governors have the wherewithal to deliver dividends of democracy. They have all it takes to deliver their budgetary provisions and if they fail, people should hold their governors accountable for non-performance and ask them questions for their inability to improve on infrastructural deficiencies in our communities’’.


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