Fellow Nigerians, Its high time we start screaming at the top of our lungs, let the vocal cords that will burst, burst. We have been at the grindmill long enough, when finance minister says the budget you have slashed will make me and my family go hungry and yet you sit there at the other end of the whip, lashing the mule ahead, say “Nigeria economy is robust”. This people we call government will soon start calling for our brains on a platter of Gold, “dinner served”.
Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala yesterday insisted the government won’t be able to pay workers’ salaries in the next two months if the National Assembly does not restore budget cuts of about N72bn.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala made the remark while speaking with State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa.
The minister angered the legislators Monday when she said during a radio programme that salaries won’t be paid from October unless the cuts were reversed.
Let her annoy them my friend!!! When will we not go for anarchy when the political insensitivity is transforming government into slave drivers. Despite all the improvements Nigeria is experiencing, I will pose a challenge to the average Nigerian like myself ” how much personal well-being do you feel has improved for you so far in 2013?”
Okonjo-Iweala said the nation was facing short-term challenges, even though the economy remains robust.
She denied allegation by the National Assembly that she was pitching them against President Goodluck Jonathan, saying the executive had a cordial and harmonious working relationship with the legislature.
See confusion in the nation ooo, why should legislature and executive even be pitched against themselves for any reason, no wonder we are just running round an endless circle, when the government powers that should be in harmony are the ones begging to be reconciled, “A house divided against itself cannot stand”. Please an appeal to the authorities of state, Nigeria is already farmished enough, either you enlarge the purse or leave it as it is.
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