Former Minister Gbagi


Former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has urged the Federal Government to take steps to bring back Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to serve the country.

Gbagi said Dr. Ngozi wealth of experience, as a consummate economist, can help pull the country out of doldrums and comatose.

Dr. Ngozi who was former minister of finance got recently appointed as a member of the South African Presidential Economic Advisory Council. She is known as a good thought leader in Finance.

Gbagi said, “Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is one Nigerian who has upheld the good image and integrity of the country on an international scale, bringing to bear her immense wealth of experience and expertise.

“There is no arrogance in getting someone to do what you do not know how to do. The reason the country is at a crossroads today, against the norm obtainable in other countries with tested technocrats without blemish, is due to the unbridled attitude of getting people who can hardly run a community of 30 people to run a government.

“This is the singular reason the nation is stagnant.

“We have qualified men and women and if we must get it right, they must be given the avenue to tender their best because no matter how much of a hue and cry we engage in, life and time are running out.

“The clock is ticking and no sensible human being will allow his God’s given gift to be wasted by jokers.

“Hence, if you allow a man, who has no investment in any form or shape, to take charge of a serious-minded venture such as governance and leadership, we would run into problems.”