Nigerians petition Yale University to withdraw Honorary Degree from Okonjo-Iweala

Date: 22-05-2015 1:47 pm (5 years ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
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A Nigerian, Sunday Iwalaiye has started a petition on change.org calling on authorities of Yale University to withdraw the Honorary Degree it bestowed on Minister of Finance and Coordinator of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on May 15th.

Sunday, in his petition stated that Dr Okonjo-Iweala is not deserving of the honorary degree as the Nigerian economy has taken a nose dive since she assumed office as Minister of Finance. A thousand Nigerians have so far signed the petition.


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"YALE UNIVERSITY GAVE ITS PRESTIGIOUS HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE TO AN UNDESERVING NIGERIAN":Ngozi Iweala, the outgoing Nigeria's finance minister was awarded a honorary doctorate degree by Yale University on May 15, 2015.

The citation from the Yale University reads:"Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Doctor of Humane Letters. You are a citizen of your country, your continent, and the world. Shaped by challenging experiences during your childhood in Nigeria, you have made social and economic reform your mission. As Nigeria’s coordinating minister of economic development and minister of finance, you have tackled corruption, created a vision and path to long-term economic stability, and worked to build a culture of transparency. At the World Bank, you made food security a priority and provided policy advice and capital for the world’s poorest countries.

With wisdom, a fierce dedication to doing what is right, and unflagging energy, you have transformed the economic landscape of your nation. We are proud to name you Doctor of Humane Letter" This citation from the Yale University does not reflect nor represent everything that has happened under the watch and the supervision of the Nigerian economy by Ngozi Iweala as the nation's finance minister. There is no tangible evidence of any economic development in Nigeria under the leadership of Ngozi Iweala in all reality. Nigeria's economy is still an oil-dependent economy that is debt and borrowing ridden as well as 100% consuming and importing in nature.

Nigeria's debt profile has risen rapidly under Ngozi Iweala and Nigeria has borrowed over $2 billion in the last four months alone to pay salaries of the federal and state civil servants. Our foreign reserves and excess crude oil accounts have both depleted heavily under Ngozi Iweala. The recurrent expenditures in the federal budgets reached the highest levels which made capital development practically impossible in Nigeria under Ngozi Iweala.

The board of regents of this ivy league school missed it completely by awarding their prestigious honorary doctorate degree to an undeserving Nigerian in all truth, honesty and reality. The Nigeria's economy has remained the same under Ngozi Iweala without any evidence of its diversity from oil.

The Nigerian Naira crashed to its lowest value in its history under Ngozi Iweala. The true picture that Yale University missed is the fact that the economy of Nigeria has almost grounded to its final halt today which will makes its a daunting task for the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari to meet its campaign promises.

The menace of official corruption and financial scandals have both reached their peaks in Nigeria under Ngozi Iweala. A central bank governor was fired for disclosing that $20 billion was missing from the federal coffers and this allegation was investigated in a shady and questionable manner. The oil subsidy scam that cheated Nigeria's tax payers of trillions of Naira was coordinated and supervised by Ngozi Iweala.

The culture of official corruption and state resource mismanagement were both honored, celebrated, protected and defended under the leadership of Ngozi Iweala as the supervising coordinator of the Nigerian economy. To give a honorary doctorate degree to an undeserving Nigerian by this world's reknown university is the biggest slap on the faces of the 180 million Nigerians in 2015. I am using this social medium to appeal to the board of regents of this prestigious university to withdraw this honorary degree that they awarded to this Nigerian immediately and without any further delay for the sake of posterity

Posted: at 22-05-2015 01:47 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
- echeeche at 22-05-2015 02:02 PM (5 years ago)
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Why pls go and sit down
Posted: at 22-05-2015 02:02 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- odegbalegu at 22-05-2015 02:56 PM (5 years ago)
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let her be honoured. it won't change anything.
Posted: at 22-05-2015 02:56 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- HennyB at 22-05-2015 03:27 PM (5 years ago)
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Pls bring this list I will sign it another thousand times. She has failed Nigerians!
Posted: at 22-05-2015 03:27 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- angesco at 22-05-2015 03:45 PM (5 years ago)
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Our economy has been in DECLINE for years. If you thought she would turn this around OVERNIGHT sorry BUT  that is NOT possible.

Blame ALL those - from local government level to those at the federal level - and  who have used our economy as their PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: at 22-05-2015 03:45 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dafemoclassi at 22-05-2015 03:46 PM (5 years ago)
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Anyway " Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala " deserves Honorary Doctorate Degree of " most failure Nigeria finance minister in history !
Posted: at 22-05-2015 03:46 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ouch1212 at 22-05-2015 04:35 PM (5 years ago)
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Indirectly this oyinbo's are mocking us. They know wot is happening to our economy now and are making caricature about it. Ngozi has succeeded in ruining our economy and d whites are happy about dat. Where can I see this letter to put my signature pls?
Posted: at 22-05-2015 04:35 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- freethinker at 22-05-2015 06:02 PM (5 years ago)
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WHAT DO ONE EXPECT FROM FOOLISH YORUBA MAN?
Sunday Iwalaiye IS A MAD MAN
Posted: at 22-05-2015 06:02 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osarobo62 at 22-05-2015 06:03 PM (5 years ago)
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oyinbo people only praise you ...when they are using you.
Posted: at 22-05-2015 06:03 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- freethinker at 22-05-2015 06:05 PM (5 years ago)
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WE DONT VALUE WHAT WE HAVE
Sunday Iwalaiye IS A TRIBALIST
Posted: at 22-05-2015 06:05 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- freethinker at 22-05-2015 06:06 PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Eniola Abiola on 22-05-2015 03:27 PM
Pls bring this list I will sign it another thousand times. She has failed Nigerians!
ARE YOU NOT A YORUBA? LIKE YOUR FOREFATHERS, FOOLS, SABOTEURS
Posted: at 22-05-2015 06:06 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bong11 at 22-05-2015 09:13 PM (5 years ago)
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yoruba and their anti Ibo propaganda, i think the Ibos are blessed folks. the more they go on with their tribalism the more they make the Ibos popular. Ibos all over the nation and the world should know that the yorubas are their only enemies. Ibos should handle every yoruba person like a devil.

Posted: at 22-05-2015 09:13 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Amalgamation6 at 22-05-2015 10:39 PM (5 years ago)
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I think in all honesty the Igbos r the most pathetically tribalistic set of people in this country. They have completely allowed their tribal sentiments to becloud all sense of positive & realistic reasoning. Come on lest face the facts we are all Nigerians groaning terribly under the weight of the mismanaged economy under Dr Iweala.She may be an achiever in other spheres no doubt but as regards managing the Nigerian economy under this administration she is a monumental failure period.
Posted: at 22-05-2015 10:39 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- Amalgamation6 at 22-05-2015 10:50 PM (5 years ago)
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And The whites r only recognising her cause she came to do exactly their biding.One does not need to be a Havard trained economist to know that our economy is prostrate right now & bleeding terribly on all sides.So stop defending her.When I had to queue up for hours at the fuel station today just to get a few liters of fuel @ over #200 per liter it was not only one tribe I saw queuing up too at least a lot of Igbos where there too.
Posted: at 22-05-2015 10:50 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- PoliticxGuru at 23-05-2015 06:11 AM (5 years ago)
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wasted generation
Posted: at 23-05-2015 06:11 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- eoadex2003 at 23-05-2015 09:25 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: freethinker on 22-05-2015 06:05 PM
WE DONT VALUE WHAT WE HAVE
Sunday Iwalaiye IS A TRIBALIST

E dey pain you o ganga o, (ekwe sample)
Posted: at 23-05-2015 09:25 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 23-05-2015 11:49 AM (5 years ago)
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0
Posted: at 23-05-2015 11:49 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- elchymo at 18-08-2015 09:11 AM (5 years ago)
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Whatever
Posted: at 18-08-2015 09:11 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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