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Nigeria's Finance minister, and arrowhead of the controversial fuel subsidy removal - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has vowed to resign her appointment as Minister if the Federal government bows to pressure and rescind its decision on subsidy.

Ngbuzz.com sources  hinted that Okonjo- Iweala got infuriated when a flank of ministers expressed reservation at the timing and perceived illegality of the move. Her strongest backer at the meeting was Petroleum minister, Deziani Allison-Madueke.
 
At the meeting we heard that President Goodluck Jonathan called for contributions, and allowed everyone to express themselves.

He also expressed worry at the spate of protests, and violence that trailed the decision.
 
Some of those who spoke against the decision at the Federal executive council meeting, insisted that the timing which coincided with the Boko Haram menace could spell disaster in the nearest future.
 

Nigeria's Minister Of Finance - Mrs Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

 According to our source " she was very unhappy, and said I will resign from this cabinet, she did not like the way some of her colleagues were talking and did not like the President's body language"
 
It was decided that the reaction of the people should be gauged for few days, and that the National Assembly should be consulted again when they resume from the Christmas & New Year Break.

Meanwhile Mass protest tagged #OccupyNigeria continue in Different states of the federation, The protests are against the Fuel Subsidy removal as cost transportation has increase drastically -  even men of the Nigerian Police have joined in the protest in some states.
The Nigerian Labour Congress has also decided to embark on a Nationwide Strike action starting Monday.

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« Last Edit: January 05, 2012, 12:59 PM by Briggz5d »
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