The Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has again deplored the recent media attack on her person, insisting it will fail.
She noted that those behind the attack have the ulterior motives of unduly politicizing the management of the nation’s economy based on false information.
A statement by her Special Adviser, Paul Nwabuikwu, reads in full, “In the past few weeks, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been the subject of high profile media attacks from several quarters.
“The aim of these elements is to unduly politicize the management of the economy through a campaign of falsehoods and distortions.
“The pronouncements of these political vested interests are based on false information and outright lies disguised as objective comments.
Fortunately Nigerians are wise to their antics and this campaign to damage the name of the Coordinating Minister, like previous ones, will fail.
“We urge Nigerians to continue to be vigilant to the increasingly desperate actions of these elements. Where appropriate, we will continue to clarify the issues and point out the true situation in specific areas of the country’s economic management”.