The Nigeria’s finance minister, Kemi Adeosun has been described as a tenacious finance minister by English Newspaper, The Economist.
In a recent report on how the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration is battling corruption in Nigeria, The Economist referred to the finance minister as being not readily relinquishing her principle, or course of action in the government’s battle against corruption.
The report also pointed at her reforms in the country’s finance as well as managing the available resources in the current face of economic reforms.
Adeosun, who insisted governors must make their finances public before receiving a second federal bailout, was hailed for her work in reforming the country’s badly injured economy.
Her implementation of the Treasury Single Account was referred to as the biggest coup of all her strategies in handling the Nigerian economy while her ability to strike out thousands of ghost workers off the public payroll was also hailed.
Furthermore the report noted that though financiers reckon that some of the ideas of Adeosun could serve as a lesson to others in West Africa, it might yet teach other countries a thing or two about transparency.
This is coming eight months after the English Newspaper had referred to Adeosun as “an accountant who cleaned up the books of one of Nigeria’s smaller states, is poorly qualified for the job.”
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