The World Bank, IMF, commissioned agents of the West & their local Rep, Czarina Okonjo Iweala: [A fly-on-the-wall Opinion like http://emotanafricana.com/2011/05/09/the-general-shows-civvies-how-its-done/]
by Tola Adenle
“The people running things. CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, IMF boss Christine Lagarde (centre) and Nigeria’s Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in Nigeria…” – Linda Ikeji’s Blog: http://lindaikeji.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Ms. Ikeji. I like the full description you gave this gem of a picture. TOLA.
My take? “Critics” like me who “don’t wish Jonathan well & did not want Iweala as Finance Minister” knew it the moment the IMF’s boss, Ms. Lagarde appeared in Nigeria in December that Nigerians’ fate was sealed but not even the worst hater of the President would imagine that another human being would wake Nigerians up to a Day of Infamy on New Year’s day. The callousness and insensitivity of it is beyond words.
Ms. Lagarde: Chuckling, you have no choice. Mr. Sanusi knows what we are talking about and agrees. Ngozi will work on plugging the wastage loopholes he harps on so much.
Mallam Sanusi: Dr. Iweala, where is Ms. Madueke; she’s supposed to be here?
Economy Czarina: Mr. President says there’s no need. Christine could have faxed the price to fix but you know … We cannot develop cold feet now, Mallam.
Mallam Sanusi: Cold feet? I have my integrity to protect even though removal is the only way to go but how are we sure the returns would be ploughed into development of the country? People do not trust government …
Ms. Lagarde: More chuckling …
E-Czarina: Say something, Christine.
Ms. Lagarde: Okay, N200 per liter!
E-Czarina: No, Christine, no … How about N120?
[E-Czarina’s cell phone rings; she glanced at it and jabbed the green button seemingly in anger.]
Yes, Dieziani. Yeah … Okay, Okay. Too low? Okay … The C-in-C wants to speak to me?
I’ll let them know. Thanks.
Her Imperial Majesty, Ms. Christine Lagarde: Stood up in anger, gathered her belongings and took two steps towards the door, then stopped dead: N141 per liter – AND THAT’S FINAL. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a plane to catch. By the way, it must be announced January 1.