Okonjo-Iweala’s dad has something to say – “Nobody can intimidate my daughter!”

By Chi Ibe

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s father, Professor Chukwuka Okonjo, recently told PM News he was unhappy with the present attack she is being subjected to because of her ‘principled stand on the issue of removal of subsidy from petroleum products’.

According to him, her decision to serve the country was a sacrifice she had accepted to take to save the country from economic crisis.

He insisted that nobody can intimidate heras she would forever stand firm on her convictions about the evils of oil subsidy.

“Who is ultimately benefitting from the oil subsidy? Is it the acclaimed common man or the well-to-do people? Of course you and I know that the main beneficiary of the oil subsidy is the rich people. So, they are fighting tooth and nail to ensure that it is not removed. Ngozi has a noble ideal and she is bold enough to fight for something she is convinced is good for her fatherland. No amount of threat or intimidation will deter her,” said the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, a community in the Anioma axis of Delta State.

Obi Okonjo lamented what he called the total neglect of the rural communities as against the concentration of infrastructure and other amenities in the cities. He condemned the country’s policy makers’ adoption of the British principle of placing premium on the development of major cities to the detriment of the rural communities.

Comments (3)

  1. Mr. No name, people like you will never see anything good in any other person. In case you may not know, our dear Okonjo-Iweala was a Managing director in the world bank. Her salary as a Minister is 'peanut' compared to what she was earning over there. You're just exposing your emptiness and woe.

  2. Baba Pikin it is good that you are defending your daughter at least that tells that you are are good parent.But have you also taken your time to ask Ngozi where she got all the money that she spends on all the things that she has that her salaries combined in 100 years can not afford her.I know Ogwashi and I have not heard that there is a tree there on which money grows,and if at all there is you guys are not the only people from there meaning that other people will take their portion too and Ngozi will not have this much.Therefore let Ngozi tell us where she got all that money from.My Parents are disciplinarians and they will not condone these nonsense of your daughter.You better warn her to desist from stealing public funds all in the name of serving them before nemesis catches up with her,before she faces people's wrath.Then it will be too late and you will not be able to do anything as a father.The respectable thing in life is for a child to bury her father and not the other way round.You have been advised Prof.

    1. It is really unfortunate that you are just making a blanket accusation that can't hold water. Dr. Iweala is integrity personified. She is committed to integrity. Since her foray into the public service, Dr. Iweala has uphold the value of keeping to the book. we should try encourage that.

      We've seen a change in fiscal policies and increase in monitoring our finance. Dr. iweeala is a jewel. We are proud of her,

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