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ECONOMY: Tambuwal faults Okonjo-Iweala’s response to Reps’ questions


ABUJA—Speaker of the House of representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday, faulted the answers provided by the Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to the 50 questions asked her by the House.

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File Photo: Cross section of  House of Representatives members at the National Assembly in Abuja Photo : Gbemiga Olamikan

The Reps’ 50 questions for Okonjo-Iweala

2. You have been credited with many announcements regarding Nigeria’s economy as one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. If the economy is one of the fast growing economies, what is exactly growing the economy? What role does government play in the said economic growth, especially given that as high as 80 percent of the country’s total annual budget spending still goes into recurrent expenditure?

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