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Okonjo-Iweala Raises Alarm Over Attempt To Misrepresent Her Stance On Chibok Girls

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Finance Minister and Coordinator of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

has decried the attempt to misrepresent her views over the abducted Chibok

Okonjo-Iweala in a statement by her spokesperson, Mr. Paul Nwabuiku said

while the Minister shares in the pains being suffered by parents of the

abducted girls, there is a “distortion of her comment to a reporter from

ABC News of the US” to mean she was “tired” of talking about the abducted

The statement reads:
“It has come to our attention that there are attempts to misrepresent the

position of CME on the unfortunate abduction of the Chibok girls.

“The online campaign is based on the lie that the minister is “tired” of

talking about the abducted girls. This is a distortion of her comments to

a reporter from ABC News of the US.
“Such a distortion is contrary to numerous and consistent comments by the

minister which underscore her pain and concern over the issue.

“The minister had previously stated during WEF that “As a mother of four

children, including a daughter, I cannot imagine the agony the parents of

these children must be experiencing. We understand the anger and sadness

that is shared by Nigerians at home and abroad.”
“She had also tweeted: “Our commitment to #BringBackOurGirls does not end

with #WEFAfrica. It'll continue. It is our task. We must do it until we

bring them back!”
“The minister is certainly NOT tired of an issue which has been a

nightmare to families involved and all Nigerians for the past one month.

She urges that we all focus on the girls themselves and how we bring them

“Below is the link to the complete interview. Please view and judge for