Why Nigerians Are Reacting to This Statement By Amina Mohammed – ‘Okonjo-Iweala Brought Us Out Of Debt But We Are Back There’

Why a lot of Nigerian citizens have refused or scared of speaking out on the Nigeria’s rising debt level, the former minister of environment Aisha Mohammed isn’t scared to talk about it.

The former minister while speaking at the International Monetary Fund and UN working together conversation on Tuesday, reminded Nigerians that it took the former minster of finance, Okonji Iweala many years to get Nigeria out of its huge debt but the country is back to a worse situation.

So many still wonder if, she wasn’t the person the current president, Buhari appointed in his government that has turned to speak ill of the present state of the same economy.

Amina Mohammed is United Nations Deputy Secretary-general.

In her words:

“Public resources are always going to be important, and so is ODA and the private sector. But I think we still haven’t yet got quite the solution and I hope that the work that we do together will open up that space to think more on how to leverage that”.

“As I was coming up from New York, some of the concerns that came up from the meeting we had in China just recently and reports that we have; the debt issues are really big, I mean, having experienced what it was for Ngozi (Okonjo-Iweala) to get debt relief”.

“It took her a few years to convince people, and we are now back again in my country, with a level of debt that is worrying, but its happening all over. Africa, is that the way we want to go?
“I think we really need to sit down and have a better conversation about all the asks of a growing economy; that needs to be inclusive, it needs to succeed, because stability is needed more than ever today, across our countries and where we are working.”

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