Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has slammed those she termed “mischief-makers” for “putting words” in her mouth.
She was responding to reports that she described former governors Rotimi Amaechi and Babatunde Fashola, now ministers, as scavengers.
The two-time Minister of Finance was said to have stated this in her book: ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous’.
However, Okonjo-Iweala, who was also the Coordinating Minister of the Economy during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, said those were not her words.
“At no point in my book, ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous’, did I say ‘yesterday’s scavengers are today’s saints,” she said.
“While I appreciate all the reviews and discourse the book is generating at home and abroad; mischief-makers who wish to add their comments should get their own copy of the book so that they can make intelligent contributions, rather than putting words in my mouth”.
In the trending social media report, Okonjo-Iweala allegedly talked about the challenges she faced while trying to make the Nigerian Government save during the season of oil boom.