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Earlier on this week, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was interviewed by Christiane Amanpour , CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of Amanpour, a nightly foreign affairs program on CNN International.

The interview was on Tuesday 16th April, 2013 and the Nigerian minister answered questions on corruption, oil theft and the un-ending power sector problems.
Speaking on the issue of corruption, Iweala explained that, “Nigeria does have a problem with corruption, and so do many other countries, including developed countries. I don’t like the fact that when people mention the name Nigeria, the next thing they say is corruption…this is a country of 170 million people; 99.9 percent of them are honest, hard-working citizens who just want to get on with their lives and they want a government that delivers for them”

Watch the interview here:

Please find the transcript below-

AMANPOUR – DR OKONJO-IWEALA
Welcome back to the program. Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, is full of promise. But fulfilling that promise is sometimes a struggle. Plagued by corruption and mismanagement, the resource-rich country has a poverty rate of over 50 percent. Maternal mortality is shockingly high. And more than half of Nigerians don’t have access to electricity.

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, can’t even escape the power problem himself. Here he is on Easter Sunday, delivering a speech to his people only to have it disrupted by a blackout. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says that she and her president want more for the country. She’s Nigeria’s finance minister and she’s been lauded as just the kind of reformer that Nigeria needs. She was a runner-up to lead the World Bank and “Forbes” ranked her as one of the world’s most powerful women.

But even she isn’t immune from Nigeria’s problems. Her own mother was kidnapped for a terrifying five days before being released. I spoke to her and I asked her about her country’s uphill struggle to transform Nigeria’s resources into a better life for all the people. We talked when she was here in New York for the Women in the World Summit.
And as you watch, we look forward to your tweets using #amanpour.

AMANPOUR: Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, welcome to the program.
NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA, NIGERIAN FINANCE MINISTER: Thank you for having me.
AMANPOUR: Great to have you.
OKONJO-IWEALA: Thank you.

AMANPOUR: Nigeria is a huge and important country. We have many, many viewers from Nigeria, always very active and very interested. So it’s great to have you here.

OKONJO-IWEALA: Thank you.

AMANPOUR: You have said and others have said, that 2013 is going to be a real game-changing year, a turning point year for Nigeria, particularly in your area of finance and economics.

How?

OKONJO-IWEALA: Well, it’s going to be a game-changer and a turning point, because this is the year we are going to produce results. And we’re already producing results within the administration.

First, on the economic side, I just want to say that macroeconomic stability has been restored. Now, nobody should minimize that. Remember, there were two lost decades in Africa, in the ’80s and ’90s, where there was so much macro instability that people could not even focus on sectors that could create jobs.

Now things have gone right. We’ve got growth that is at 6.5 percent last year and we’re projecting for 2013, also, around the same number compared to average 5 percent on the African continent.

Now, I just want to say that when you mention GDP growth, people immediately say we can — in my country, they say we can’t eat growth; because we have unemployment challenges, we need to create more jobs. We have a challenge of inclusion. We have problems of inequality.

All those are challenges we face.

AMANPOUR: You are obviously a passionate defender of your country. You are a person who calls for transparency and honesty and best practices. There is a huge problem with corruption in your country. The president promised to address this stuff. And the latest is that an ally of his, a former governor who was convicted of stealing millions of dollars, has been pardoned, embezzling $55 million in public funds. Now, the U.S. calls that a setback for the fight against corruption. I mean how do you answer that?

OKONJO-IWEALA: How do I answer that question? OK, listen to what I have to say on corruption. And I think I have quite a bit to say. I wrote a book recently where I also had a whole chapter on that issue called, “Reforming the Unreformable.”

Nigeria does have a problem with corruption. And so do many other countries, including developed countries. I don’t like the fact that when people mention the name Nigeria, the next thing they say is corruption.

This is a country of 170 million people; 99.9 percent of them are honest, hard-working citizens who just want to get on with their lives and they want a government that delivers for them.

What we’ve said is that in order to help block any leakages and help to, you know, stop any attempts at corruption or taking monies, we must build electronic platforms. We must distance people from the money.

These things were recommended by the World Bank and the IMF. I used to work at the World Bank. We are doing them.

And I strongly believe that we lack institutions. We lack processes.

Now, what President Goodluck Jonathan has done now is to call the judiciary, the legislature and the executive arm for the first time to meet together on this issue and say, this is not just about government, this is about all of us coming together, because even if you catch somebody, they go to the courts and they are let off lightly.

The president can’t do anything about that. The judicial system also has to be strengthened.

Legislators also have to crack down. They themselves have to work at also being transparent and helping the executive.

But for me, also, in addition to doing that, we need to stop talking and identify the specifics, like you mentioned oil leakages. Let me mention two things quickly.

The first one is the oil theft that is 150,000 barrels a day —

AMANPOUR: Which is huge.

OKONJO-IWEALA: — a month — which is huge. Yes. I admit that. And we can’t afford — I’ll tell you; my thesis on corruption is we are still a poor country. We cannot afford any leakage.

We also need the international community to weigh in. We have — Mexico and Nigeria are suffering from this problem, you can check. Mexico has (inaudible) losing 25,000 barrels a day. And they found (inaudible).

In our case, we have international people who also buy that stolen oil. We need them to treat this stolen oil like stolen diamonds, the blood diamonds. Make it blood oil. Help us so that those people don’t have a market to sell this stuff.

That’s one. And we ourselves should commit to fighting — and we are fighting that.

AMANPOUR: Let me ask you about that, because you also have challenges with electricity. You mentioned you’re very rich in oil and people just simply don’t understand why there still seem to be so many problems with electricity.

And it might seem, you know, weird to pick on that one thing, but it is very prevalent. I asked your president about this during an interview I did by satellite when he was at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Let’s just see what he had to say to me.

*video clip*

GOODLUCK JONATHAN, PREISDENT OF NIGERIA: That is one area that Nigerians are quite pleased with the government, that’s a commitment to improve power. It’s working. So if you are saying something different, I’m really surprised. That is one area, one area that we will — civil society members agree that government has kept faith with its promise.

*end of video clip*

AMANPOUR: Now, that interview caused a bit of a hullabaloo, as I think you know, in Nigeria. And yet, the World Bank has said that half — more than half the Nigerian population doesn’t have any access to the power grid.

OKONJO-IWEALA: As you know, Nigeria became a democracy again when President Obasanjo came into power in 1999. Two decades prior to that, there was hardly any investment in electricity. If you’ve neglected a sector for that long, you’ve not invested, you’ve not even maintained your basic facilities, it’s not going to happen that fast. It takes time. That month, when you interviewed the president, the polls showed, independently, scientifically (inaudible) that they are in technical partnership with dialogue. That 54 percent of Nigerians felt there was some improvement. They do it monthly. Now this month, they’ve surveyed and they’ve showed this going down, because 800 megawatts has been taken off the grid, which is while they are maintaining the grid.

AMANPOUR: Well, let me ask you, because businesses apparently say that this problem with electricity is causing them to, you know, be reluctant to invest.

*cross talk*

AMANPOUR: They need this investment…

OKONJO-IWEALA: Nigeria is not the only country. Almost every developing country has a problem with power, as you know. India has it. South Africa has it. South Africa is far better off because they’ve invested much more.

But many developing countries, even China, they are struggling with keeping up with infrastructure.

Now, what we are doing in Nigeria? We have accepted that the government is not the best place to run the power sector, that if we want this country and this economy to do better, we just have to get out. And Nigeria is pursuing one of the most sweeping privatization programs in any country in the world. We are selling off everything. The generation capacity, the distribution capacity in the country, government is only retaining one thing — transmission.

AMANPOUR: Well, on that note, Madam Minister, thank you for joining me.

OKONJO-IWEALA: Thank you, Christiane, for having me.

57 Comments

  1. charlie

    April 18, 2013 at 9:12 am

    bella naija we are not deaf , why you waste your time type all dis

    • anonymous

      April 18, 2013 at 9:30 am

      you are not deaf does not mean that deaf people do not exist, they might have some deaf readers. and by the way it is normal protocol

    • #Isshhh

      April 18, 2013 at 9:46 am

      well it is not everybody that can watch the video, so pls madam “i am not deaf” what’s ur own?

    • ano

      April 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

      na only u dey visit bella naija?

    • Sexxie

      April 18, 2013 at 10:05 am

      Be Grateful! It’s not a waste of time. The transcript will help those who can’t stream d video.

    • mati

      April 18, 2013 at 10:19 am

      Because some people might not have internet solid enough to watch the video at a stretch without hitches.

    • teebaby

      April 18, 2013 at 10:22 am

      Charlie, not everyone can watch video at work

    • pynk

      April 18, 2013 at 11:02 am

      were you trying to be cool?

    • Mo

      April 18, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Charlie, you are a learner!!!
      Abeg, go down low!!!

    • Thatgidigirl

      April 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      “we are not deaf” ignoramus!!!

  2. Syl

    April 18, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Nice one minister. Ama proud of you. I actually watched the interview live on tuesday night.She responded well and confidently.

  3. Moi

    April 18, 2013 at 9:51 am

    so after watching the video like u claim na ur only worry be say BN don type the interview?? eerrrrmm did u make anything out or get anything out of the interview?? geese! shallow minded much??

  4. HRS

    April 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

    @Charlie, Take several seats at the National Stadium Biko!!!! \_\_\_\_\_, it’s for the benefit of those that cannot watch it or would rather read, take several chill pills jor!

  5. Ushees

    April 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

    i luv this Woman!!! well said…we shld focus on d +ve a house isn’t built in a day,neva!!!…it takes tym…there is hope 4 Nigeria.

  6. YungFab

    April 18, 2013 at 10:25 am

    She’s didn’t answer the question of pardoning a criminal vividly. All this people re just blood suckers, innocent citizens re suffering becuz of their attitude towards material things. btw South Africa has no power problem cuz I have been here for a year now and I have not witnessed any electricity problem.

  7. eggyposh

    April 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Madam Minister talk is cheap! The corruption in the system has to first be traced to the top and that is where you my dear minister, resides. Use electronic platforms to distance the people from the money? World Bank and IMF policies that drain the people and make them worse off than the start? Look at how these so called policies have destroyed beautiful Jamaica. If anybody like hate on my comment but the reality speaks for itself. Look around us, the Nigerian government as it is has no aim to make things better because they have no power except the one that powers that be give them.

    • nene

      April 18, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      u speak the truth. i’m happy IMF and World Bank useless SAP’s will be tested in Cyprus, Greece and co., which will obviously fail and probably lead to the end of the eurozone and EU.let them see how they’ve been suffering and keep suffering african countries who have to pay back at higher interest rates, while their multinationals also take our money and destroy our lives.

  8. Amaka

    April 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

    lol…but some are and others may not be able to watch the video!

  9. Yvette Titahong

    April 18, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Bella Naija thanks for re-posting this. Told my friend how well Your minister represented Your country and she was eager to read a hear smthing. I think Ngozi excelled @ the interview especially with what she said abt corruption. Very true that Every other country is corrupt. Even d so called developed ones. I wish some Nigerians wld just quit complaining and make the best of what they have. After all you got many many talents probing from there. If your country was not in that bad state(like you put it ) Most of you wld not discover the inbuilt skills you got. If you come from a country like mine(cameroon) which has known thesame president long before our elder brothers were born, then you will know exactly what I’m talking about. Stagnant is our moto. Most of us only survive in the disapora. #pls dnt slash me, just my opinion, Instead of concentrating on what’s wrong luk Out for what skills you got and develop them the best way you can. Above all be happy and trust in God.

    • Ikido

      April 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      Gbam. Naija people take note!!

    • Idak

      April 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Yvette thanks for your reasoned contribution but i respectfully disagree with you.
      why should we not complain while our collective commonwealth is being squandered?
      You made the point yourself that your folks have been doing ‘siddon look’ while Biya runs amok. Should we do the same? Even with all our shouting, the barbarians are getting bolder and have taken over the city center. How much more if we just ‘siddon look’?
      That we are complaining does not translate to not doing anything with our lives.

  10. Retrochic

    April 18, 2013 at 10:54 am

    @charlie, was it your hand that they used to type it, or was it your ink, some people just know how to make meaningless comments.
    moving on, Madam Minister can like to lie, how can she say that 99.9percent of Nigerians are not corupt, she just successfully managed to dodge the ques,
    But that Amanpour is seriously bloody, see how she played back Jonathan’s interview about electricity supply.
    all i can say is that Madam Minister, said many lies,

  11. Retrochic

    April 18, 2013 at 11:13 am

    pls Bella naija post my comment, wat wrong did i say

  12. 'Mide

    April 18, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Polls? In Naija abi? Madam seems completely disconnected from everyday reality. I am yet to see the improvement in the welfare of Nigerians. At least madam should have explained why Alams was pardoned. E be laik say she dodge that one. Hmmm….I don tire sef!

    • baba

      April 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      She is not disconnected. She understand the issue better than many a people parading as activist.

    • Idak

      April 18, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      How come her understanding does not resonate with the man on the street? All these grammar and stats will make no difference when the approaching light at the end of the tunnel reaches the station. By the way, that light does not indicate the end of the tunnel. More of an oncoming unstoppable train is on its way. Let us see how it can be stopped with padded statistics.

    • 'Mide

      April 18, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      But my fear is her evasive answers , especially on Alams come across as calculating and manipulating. We have a problem and these folks should better admit it. The foreigners are not the ones suffering the effects of corruption, we – Nigerian citizens are the people whose lives have greatly been impacted for the worse and generations to come. Intelligence is one thing, an intelligent devil is another. Either she is saying the truth because she understands what is happening or we suffering Nigerians are the ones imagining this suffer head.

  13. John

    April 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    99% of Nigerians are honest people….” haha. That’s the joke of the day. And he goes on to say that many countries have power problems. She lied about honesty and she kept deflecting the question about our power situation by comparing us with other countries that have similar problems. This is all what got us where we are. No one ever addresses the issues. She never answered the question. She may be trying to make her country look good in the eyes of the world but she is lying and lies will get us no where.

    She said that 2013 is the year things will turn around for Nigeria. I’m anxiously waiting for the good tidings – Constant electricity perhaps, good roads, availability of potable drinking water, adequate healthcare, maybe, good educational system. I won’t mention improved security because that might be asking for too much.

  14. Hurperyermie

    April 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    hmmmmmmmmm naija i pray we survive in this country sha cos the lies are too much @charlie pls next time tink b4 u make comments

  15. HRS

    April 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    @Yvette, thanks for commenting, I truly understand your concern, you are right that the hardship has forced people to discover their inbuilt talents, strive to make money from it, in fact, we have discovered legends in entertainment, and in other news, some people have discovered that they can create fake talent, example are those who can’t sing to save their lives, yet they bring out music videos with “autotuned” voice and force it in our faces, it all boils down to looking for the next meal and securing the future, yep, we are happy people in spite of the hardship, in fact it’s been said that Nigerians are the happiest people in the world! Now, that stems from the fact that because of the hardship, naturally we try to relieve our stress thru music, comedy and just generally entertaining ourselves, Fela said we are “Suffering and Smiling”, that was years ago! Believe me, we are still in that state. However, Nigerians who have been quite and taking their faces off corrupt officials are now tired!!!! We are fed up with the rich getting stupendously richer, while the poor flies their rags without any hope of coming out of it! Hardworking Nigerians can’t even get jobs, we suffer to go thru school, fees are high, we meet corrupt lecturers as well, yet those of us that eventually come out strong can’t still get jobs or get jobs where they are underpaid and can’t even fend for themselves but just because they need a reason to leave the house in the morning, they stick to the job…..

    I know Cameroon has had it’s share of hardship, still does and there are so many more countries that don’t have as much as we do, but guess what?! Nigeria is our home, and we need to fight for better living and not wait until we degenerate before we act, we won’t even have the willpower if we wait till then! It isn’t too much to ask for better and reasonable paying jobs, affordable housing, feeding and clothing….. You know when one has been driven crazy for so long without complaining….. but then reacts when one is fed up and have been pushed to the wall? Yeah, that’s the state we are in now. Maybe if things have been getting better, we wouldn’t complain so much, we would continue to have our fun with music blasting and laughing at all comedy shows, but no, our corrupt officials are stealing us dry and waving the evidences in our faces! How can they pardon a man who embezzled $55 million?!!!!! The local courts send people who steal onions worth less than half a dollar to jail….. Sometimes when I think about the situation of my country….. All I can do is pray and trust in God…..

    My Madam Okonjo, I still respect you ma, but u dodged that question! How can they pardon a man who embezzled $55 million?! And yet the Government claims they are fighting corruption? He should have been the scapegoat, every property he owns should have been confiscated, every single penny he owns, taken and he should have been sentenced for life as long side all those involved and used to prove that indeed we are fighting corruption…. There are so many issues in this country that our Government can help solve gradually, at least Nigerians will hold on to the hope that things will be better, but with our Government resorting to open corruption and telling us otherwise….. We have some many challenges,and the Government is not showing any move to resolve any…… Hmmm, I’m just gonna go back to my hustling until……

    • irokoroots

      April 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      Painstakingly long essay (I read it by the way). I get your point but please K.I.S.S, always a good policy to live by. Personally, I have a lot of respect for Madam Minister because of all she has accomplished but this interview begs the question.

  16. HRS

    April 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    *alongside

  17. Debby

    April 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    She didnt say anything about the presidential pardon, that a bit dodgy even if she seems to have represented us well in the interview.

  18. Kenny

    April 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    99% of Nigerians are honest people, whaoooo so the 1% who are not, are the ones that kidnapped her mum. Bunch of lairs who engulf themselves with stupidity

  19. Mz Socially Awkward...

    April 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Still no credible response to why a well known criminal was pardoned… although, maybe I understand why she gave that bogus percentage of 99.9% of Nigerians being honest – she couldn’t very well broadcast on CNN that just about every political office holder in her government is a filthy thieving crook that hawked their blackened souls to greed in order to enjoy blood money, abi?

  20. Raphael Osage

    April 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Her answers are typical, play down on the issues, cite others examples of countries doing badly.the issues of oil theft cannot be liking to diamonds , oil theft you need ships, these are visible, the whole system is corrupt .

    • Thatgidigirl

      April 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Of course raphael, misery loves company. Since other nations are experiencing issues, then its okay, lets gather and throw a party for “we the failed states”.

  21. Minister of Garri Affairs

    April 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    my 2 cent:

    1) Mrs Iweala is very intelligent…#Nodoubt#
    2) She tried so hard not to offend anyone in this interview….#Fear of kidnappers#
    3) Diction(check),Composure(check),Indirect responses(idislike)……She sugar-coated everything

  22. Temizzy

    April 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you BN for the transcript, i read it instead of watching. @HRS Good point, good right up.

  23. m.h

    April 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Bt why is the minister telling lies..ghana that is has small as lagos enjoys constant power supply imagine Nigerian companies are relocating to Ghana,our ports are unsafe. And to be modest 40 % Nigerian are corrupt our love for money in that part of the world is second to none. After the big uproar during the subsidy riot like in the western countries I expected okonjo and diezani to resign bt no we love so much power..okonjo trying to be modest with her #5million naira handbags.only God can help us now..bella please post.

    • baba

      April 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      She did not lie!

  24. Taiwo

    April 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Definitely the leaders of naija live in denial, amazing how people are saying she answered or spoke well about the country. She keeps using data i beg to ask where she got the data from, and its validity. Bunch of selfish people- it’s amazing how incompetent people rule the land. Maybe when they spend their time focusing on making life better for the people instead of using other countries issues as benchmark for success we would actually move ffwd.

    • Idak

      April 18, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Like we say in several football fora, stats can prove anything.I mean absolutely anything. The less stats used to pad these lies the better.

    • nene

      April 18, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      u speak the truth. i’m happy IMF and World Bank useless SAP’s will be tested in Cyprus, Greece and co., which will obviously fail and probably lead to the end of the eurozone and EU.let them see how they’ve been suffering and keep suffering african countries who have to pay back at higher interest rates, while their multinationals also take our money and destroy our lives.

  25. Warri pickin

    April 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Minister my sister, so proud of you, nice defense, very confident and articulate as always, indeed OGWASHI-UKWU is proud of you any time big sis, continue to represent we dey ur back …hopefully some of your economic drive / policies will help restore hope for youths in Nigeria once implemented fully. Do you best to help reduce poverty as much as possible and quickly too by creating jobs for the millions of youths seeking a better life after graduating from the higher institutions,
    Seriously Big sis, if the job problems are not addressed through your efforts / President Jonathan’s before 2015, am afraid Nigerian’s will not forgive you people, having entrusted leadership to someone they were so convinced is new and can do a better job saving the country economically.
    Nigerian’s including yours sincerely is itching for INDUSTRIES where employment problem can be tackled as well as where the youths can be challenged to produce items of international recognition / economic value for the nation just like the oil has been doing over the years for the country, we are dying to see new industries …
    Talking about electricity, electricity is one of the foremost prerequisites for a vibrant economy and this is what Nigeria unfortunately lacks, although this may not be the right forum to address much on electricity problems, pains and way forward but suffice it to mention in here that, if sincerely restored in Nigeria, it will help to reduce the poverty level tremendously so please redirect your focus on this very vital source of economic freedom henceforth ,honestly, i believe like most Nigerian youths do, that if we enjoy full electricity supply our business life will improve and help create young entrepreneur’s who’s products can achieve international breakthroughs for themselves and for our country as is obtained in other developed countries., this is just a pep talk from me as a worried and concerned Nigerian but please Let’s give these few suggestions a good thought before 2015. Yes Big sis , is possible and achievable if the government is sincere about improving the economy of our country / citizen’s. I wish you well, looking forward to seeing you someday at the Ogwashi-Ukwu Carnival.
    God bless Nigeria

    ogwashiukwucarnival.com/

  26. dave-boi

    April 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    She wasn’t very forthcoming in her answers. Despite her efforts, she was more interested in protecting her boss and the establishment.

  27. yoyo

    April 18, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Madam Ngozi why didnt you comment on Alamasiegha or whatever the – his name is? you dodged that question..you should have answered directly!!! How can you fight corruption when your president, whom you represent lets his friends off and is just a total dunce? hiss

    • baba

      April 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      She did comment. Watch it again

  28. Omo

    April 18, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Apparent this so called minister is delusional about her answers with corruption in Nigeria. She’s protecting her boss & herself too cos speaking d truth will cost her a lot. Hence it’s much better & safer to live & breath denial like the minister just did on this interview.

    • Oaken

      April 19, 2013 at 3:43 am

      Our minster as been compromised…I knew it was a matter of time

  29. Idak

    April 18, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Tittle: Lies of the Present Government.
    Why does Amanpour even bother with these intelligent clowns?
    If not for men like Sam Adeyemi who have been restraining me with words of hope, i had long lost hope in this contraption called Nigeria. I struggle to see it working. They just tell bare faced lies, both the intelligent ones like Mrs. Iweala and the dumb ones like her boss.

  30. NNENNE

    April 19, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Nigerian are very hard working people.Let no one take that away from us. Thanks madam Ngozi.

  31. Oaken

    April 19, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Is okonjo lying or just in denial? The average Nigerian is genetically predisposed to be corrupt. We idolize materialism so much…we’d go to any length to be the envy of the society.

  32. HRS

    April 19, 2013 at 7:43 am

    @Irokoroots, I like to K.I.S.S, but it is “painment” & condition of my country that made me pour out my feelings via the keyboard, plus it was mainly for the benefit of Yvette who is a foreigner and doesn’t understand what’s up.
    @Temizzy, thanks, appreciate it. 😉

  33. Odior

    April 19, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    People can sing all the praises about NOI but come why could she to answer the questions on corruption and electricity? Why compare us with other countries………..this people when they start feeding fat in government they twist their tongue…….it’s a shame.

  34. Odior

    April 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    *not

  35. Olivia

    May 13, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Refering to countries that are not doing well in defense of our disgrace? What about the developing countires that has non-stop power supply, baaa! and i thought she is different.

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