Ezekwesili Lied Shamelessly – Doyin Okupe Reviewed by Momizat on . The Presidency has refused to join the former World Bank Vice President for Africa, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili in a national debate over the spending of the funds in th The Presidency has refused to join the former World Bank Vice President for Africa, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili in a national debate over the spending of the funds in th Rating:
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Ezekwesili Lied Shamelessly – Doyin Okupe

The Presidency has refused to join the former World Bank Vice President for Africa, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili in a national debate over the spending of the funds in the nation’s excess crude account.

Briefing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, insisted that Dr. Ezekwesili “lied shamelessly” and that there is no basis for entering into any debate with her.

Dr. Okupe advi sed the former Minister of Education to disclose to Nigerians the source of the money she claimed was left in the excess crude account by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

According the President’s aide, the figure stated in the account of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), grossly differ from Dr Ezekwesili stated.

He explained that as at May 2007, when former President Obasanjo handed over power to late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, the excess crude account had $43 billion and that as at the 22nd of January 2013, the excess crude account stood at $45.3 billion.

He therefore enjoined the former Minister to explain the source of her figures.

Dr Okupe further affirmed that the presidency will not engage in a debate with Dr Ezekwesili because the facts as stated in the books of the CBN are very clear. “I will not engage in a debate over facts that are clear. I will engage in debates over government policies but not facts” he affirmed.

“It is preposterous for her to be demanding a debate over an outlandish and incorrect figure she is giving to incite Nigerians against the government” Dr Okupe added.

Dr. Ezekwesili had on Monday, via her Twitter account, asked the Federal Government to accept her challenge to a public debate, as, according to her, “it would demonstrate a healthy democratic culture of responding to citizens.”

She also insisted that the $67 billion which the Obasanjo administration left in the foreign reserve and the excess crude account was brazenly misappropriated by the respective governments that succeeded him.

The former World Bank executive had earlier alleged in her keynote address at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka convocation that $67billion was mismanaged by the succeeding governments of late Yar’Adua and Jonathan.

Describing the allegation of misappropriations against her by the Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, on Sunday, as “careless” the ex-minister stated that the N458.1 billion in reference was the entire budget of the education sector, including statutory bodies to which sitting ministers had no access.

Mr. Maku had accused the former minister of misappropriating the said sum allocated to the country’s educational sector when she served as minister between 2006 and 2007.

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  • http://twitter.com/miketerungwa michael terungwa

    promo! promo!! promo!!!

    Steal N32b from FG’s Pension Fund and pay N750k back as fine. No jail term! Hurry now fellow Nigerians, Mr Yakubu Yusuf don win him own ooo!!! This promo is proudly Sponsored by: FGN, NPF, EFCC, ICPC, PDP, Nigerian Judiciary and many others.

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    A case of pot calling kettle black. We are all thief.

    • http://twitter.com/Smith0195 same same

       Spot on!

    • Nigerian001

      And, you all be be stealing forever. Cursed generation. Shame on you, faceless cunts.

  • http://twitter.com/MAKINDE19 MAKINDE

    When the going was good, there was no pointing of accusing fingers but now everyone is on his own and God for all. Why is Labaran just noticing  that Ezekwesili mis-appropriated so much as the minister of education between 2006 and 2007? Why did Labaran wait till Ezekwesili made an outburst about GEJ administration before federal government discovered that there was a misappropriation somewhere? The antic of the people in the helm of affairs is very embarrassing and should be guided.

  • ChinyelugoO

    Doyin Okupe pls stop being a moron and a big fool. You guys who are playing the tune now will have a bitter dance sometime on the day of reckoning. shameless fatsos!! what policy do u know if not how to steal money , accept a contract and not do the job. what policy do u know other than calling black white. you guys are just festering and the miasma is every where. your time and JEG’s are up!! I have nothing to say to the house boy Maku…other than he is a disgrace!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ABRO3FXCGDYTQJBSQLNXBS3P5Y Yinka

    Okupe was hired for one purpose only to turn the truth upside down. The man is doing what GEJ pay him to do. You need a criminal to do criminal work. Abati could not do this type dirty job. So, somebody recommended Okupe. Who would any sensible person believe, Okupe, Mr AGIP or a season technocrat with resune that Okupe can just dream about? There is no argument about who telling the truth. 

  • Olashy

    I think it’s high time we have a woman president in our country, i’m speaking as a Nigerian and as an individual that’s so much willing to let changes come into our nation. We men have failed this country and have cost the average Nigerians so much i mean so much that we don’t even know how to go any further. Let there be a reset and this time for women may be they can take us to that promised land….
    Let’s wake up from our sleeps and stop selling our votes for those people that keeps coming back to feed on our endowments and sweats(taxes).

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