Saturday, January 11, 2014

Okonjo-Iweala's Statement Baffles House Of Representatives


The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has been confused by a statement made earlier by the Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, about a 50 questions 'homework' she has failed to submit to the House.

On December 19, the lawmakers gave 50 questions on the state of national economy to Okonjo-Iweala and asked her to submit it in writing in two weeks, by January 2.
However, the Minister told State House reporters in Abuja on Friday that she needed more time to answer the questions as some of them are "very weighty".
The House said they welcomed Okonjo-Iweala’s request to postpone the deadline.
However, they were clearly confused and irate because initially the Minister was to answer all 50 questions when she appeared before the Committee on December 19.
"Isn’t it curious then that when she was not feeling well, the Minister was prepared to address 50 questions in a session that was to last just about two hours, and now that she is fully fit, hale and hearty,` she is saying she would need more time? Nigerians would have expected her, in her present re-invigorated state of health, to tell them she would tackle the questions in 30 minutes!" said the Committee's press statement.
The Committee added it was "awaiting" the Minister's response bud did not set a new deadline. Neither the specified what the "consequences" for neglecting the task would be.

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