Nigeria Economy coordinator and Finance minster Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was live on CNN with award wining presenter Fareed Zakaria on GPS programme on CNN by Fareed on Sunday.
One time candidate for world bank president Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, share her though about the level of corruption in the country, gay law and , suspension of CBN Governor and the missing $11 billions from federal government account which is claimed by Former CBN Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
She also explain way out on how Nigerians and his cabinet can fight corruption in the country.
ZAKARIA: So how do we – how do you solve the problem of corruption?
You’ve been in government twice. You have a reputation for being extremely honest.
What would you do, if you had a magic wand, if you were president, what would you do to get Nigeria to get this cancer out of its system?
“No one can fight corruption for Nigerians except Nigerians. Everyone has to be committed from the top to the bottom to fight it. In our country, we need to, coupled with – by all means pursue those who are corrupt, punish them, you know, make sure there’s no impunity. But that has to be coupled with something which doesn’t get as much attention, which is building institutions. It’s unglamorous; it’s work that takes time, but we have to do it. We have to put it in place.” she said.
ZAKARIA: But then why fire the central banker, a respected central banker?
OKOJO-IWEALA: You know, Fareed, what I would like to do is perhaps focus on the economy, because I don’t think I want to get into this issue of firing/not firing. He’s still governor of the central bank. He has been suspended. He hasn’t been fired.