Sentiments apart, I’m of the strong conviction that kemi Adeosun, the minister of finance is one of the performing ministers of this regime. These are few of her major achievements.
She has been able to hold the Monstrous NNPC accountable by releasing funds meant for distribution to the three tiers government. She has forced the NNPC to remit funds due to federation account, where they are shortchanged, she ensures the funds hidden are put on the table for disbursement. There is therefore a remarkable improvement of funds available to FAAC.
The other revenue generating agencies are posting monumental funds to the federation, especially Nigeria Custom and excise and federal inland revenue board. It’s only in her tenure that other sources of revenue generate more funds to FAAC than oil.
She has been able to work with the president to refund funds over deducted from Paris club which helped state governments to meet up their primary obligations of payment of salaries. Similarly she was able to raise Loan for states from CBN, all in an effort to cushion the cash crunch felt by the states.
Although TSA was initiated by the GEJ administration, but she saw through it smooth execution. Today the TSA account is in the region of N 6 trillion!
She worked tirelessly to exit the country from recession which brought about monumental pain to the economy.
Its during her tenure that for the first time a Nigerian became the president of African development bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina.
Of course she has her draw backs which are putting Nigeria in more debts and failure to put in place a robust blue print for financial growth of the Nation.
With these modest achievements, I’m worried she is mired in this NYSC fraud which is a serious dent on her present flourishing career. I hope she comes out clean from this untidy situation which to me is a serious distraction.