A former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, has replied Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who last Wednesday, criticised his earlier article titled: Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond The Election.
Soludo, in a lengthy article published on Sunday alleged that over N30trillion had been stolen under the watch of the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. According to him, 2015 would be a very turbulent year for because the economy had been grossly mismanaged under Okonjo-Iweala.
Soludo also faulted Okonjo-Iweala’s claim that his tenure as CBN governor was disastrous. He said:“In Nigeria’s history, no governor of the Central Bank has delivered 24 consecutive months of single digit inflation as I did until the advent of the unprecedented global crisis in 2008,”
He wrote further:“You are brilliant Madam, but you need serious help. Having spent all your life in the World Bank bureaucracy largely in administration/operations, no one will blame you if your economics has become a bit rusty. There are firebrand Nigerians all over the world to draft to service. It is certainly embarrassing to Nigeria for you to be bothering World Bank economists to help you with most basic economic analysis.”