The coordinating minister for the Nigerian economy and Minister of Finance Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has refutes the allegation suggesting she will resign her appointment with the Federal Government if President Goodluck Jonathan bows to pressure over fuel subsidy removal.
Reports across the social networking sites, especially twitter reported that Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had threatened to resign her appointment with the federal government.
In a rather swift development, the Finance minister and campaign manager for subsidy removal in the country, denied the claims as she tweeted from her twitter handle: @NOweala
”It is untrue that I have threatened to resign from serving my dear country. No one person is bigger than Nigeria. We will continue to work”.
There have been insinuations that Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala has been implementing a designed programme of the International Monetry Fund (IMF) among which is the removal of subsidy by African nations. The Minister has continued to debunk the insinuations, insisting that Nigeria was not going to implement any programme initiated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have reviewed the ultimatum to the Federal Government over the subsidy removal. The union now promises a nationwide strike to start on Monday January 9, 2012 as protest continue nationwide over the removal of the petroleum subsidy by the Federal Government at the beginning of the Year.