”GOVERNORS TO OKONJO-IWEALA: RESIGN OR MANAGE ECONOMY WELL”

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The Nigeria Governors Forum led by Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi yesterday urged Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister of the economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to resign or manage the economy well.

The Forum said her non-compliance with the revenue projection of the 2013 budget was a direct breach of the Appropriation Act.

The governors also pointed out that the National Economic Council (NEC) is the right body to manage the economy and not the Economic Management Team (EMT).

Reading the communique at the end of the meeting yesterday, Amaechi said: “The non compliance with the revenue projections of the Federal Government of Nigeria 2013 Budget is a direct breach of the provisions of the Appropriation Act 2013. Members expressed concern in the management of the economy by the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy and called for a strict adherence to the Appropriation Act 2013, failing which she should resign.

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