Economic analyst accuses Nigeria’s former finance minister of nominating herself for World Bank job
Serah Ibrahim, an economic analyst and finance professional, has accused Nigeria’s former finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, of unethical conduct.
Ibrahim, a political strategist, and human rights frontier, said the minister was supposed to nominate three people for the role, which she allegedly cornered for herself.
“Zainab Ahmed, the empty illegal, and ineligible ex-minister of finance and the worst minister that aided corruption under Buhari received a letter from the World Bank to be given to Buhari so that he could nominate someone from Nigeria for the position of Alternate Executive Director at the World Bank.
“Guess what? This failure of a minister that caused several recessions in Nigeria had the temerity to keep the World Bank letter to herself and then nominated herself for the position, such an unethical thief.
“The criminality in Nigeria needs to be squashed. This is another rascality.”
She further alleged that Ahmed nominated herself for the role and did not include any other name so that she could get the job.
According to her, Nigeria was supposed to send three names, but the minister only sent her name.
“Rascality in government must be stopped. This is the same thing Hadi Sirika did with the Aviation Ministry. Buhari aided corrupt failures as ministers. Unethical, incompetent thieves,” she added.
In a swift reaction, the former minister, speaking through her media aide, Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, denied reports that she did not tread the due process path.
“The report (about not following due process) is false. Mr. President (Muhammadu Buhari) approved the nomination. This was conveyed to the bank.
“The World Bank is a reputable organisation with its rules and processes.
“Secondly, anyone working at that level of AED must be a representative of his or her country and would have gotten such approval and endorsement from his or her government,” Abdullahi said on her behalf.