Earlier today, Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala spoke to CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour on the Federal Government’s Safe Schools Initiative, as well as the missing Chibok girls abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
The Minister was very passionate about the topic as she spoke about government action.
When Christiane asked if there was one criticism from the press and masses about the school girls that was right, Okonjo-Iweala who was named as the most powerful woman in Nigeria by Forbes, admits the government didn’t communicate well enough though she emphasized the volatility of Boko Haram prevents detailed information from being released.
“This is a very delicate situation with an unpredictable group. And I think that maybe this is one of the areas where we have not been able to communicate as well as we can.”
However, the Minister believes the focus should shift from what the government did wrong to the present action to protect school children via the Safe Schools Initiative.
The state of the Nigerian economy, corruption, the missing $20billion scandal, Emir of Kano (former CBN Governor) Lamido Sanusi Lamido, the recent Ekiti election were other topics covered in the interview.
Definitely a must watch!