Former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala declares readiness for probe

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption drive, saying she was ready to subject herself to an unfettered government probe of her two terms in office.

The former Minister, who was reacting to media reports that she was planning to build a multi-million dollar Okonjo–Iweala family hospital in Abuja, denied nursing any such ambition.

Okonjo-Iweala, who spoke through her spokesperson, Paul Nwabuikwu, described the report as totally baseless, stating that the alleged hospital is non-existent, stressing that the former minister is not afraid of a transparent investigation of her two terms in office.

The spokesperson, however, confirmed that Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala’s husband, Ikemba Iweala, who retired recently as a neuro-surgeon and emergency physician with over 40 years’ of practice in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States, was actually planning a hospital, to actualize his desire to give back to Nigeria.

The statement added that the hospital idea is still alive; calling on any interested person to come forward to discuss possible investment with a condition that the money must be clean.

 



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