The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has score the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala zero in the 50 questions given to her by the House of Representatives.
Tambuwal who was represented by the Deputy Spokesperson, Victor Ogene said this at the 11th Daily Trust dialogue in Abuja on January 15.
“In writing a 100 page letter, she had probably written two pages as answers to one question. But as a House we are still expecting answers to those questions which form the fulcrum for the preparation of the 2014 budget,” Tambuwal said.
He went down memory lane on what transpired in the House on 20th December when the Minister was walked out by the committee due to the mannerism displayed by her, when she said; “When you invite Ministers, you should treat them with respect. We can’t be invited and be abused” he further noted that it is only in Africa that “a minister can talk of being harassed by a parliament”
“It is the duty of the parliament to hold the executives accountable to the governed and we will continue to do that”, added the speaker
He assured that the lawmakers will begin work on the minister’s answer and invite her if need be.
The House Committee is likely to table her answers for a public hearing to enable her mark her 102 pages answer.