Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's Statement Regarding Release Of Her Kidnapped Mother

Ngozi okonjo-Iweala and Queens Mother, Professor Mrs. Kamene Okonjo
By Paul C Nwabuikwu

Nigeria's finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, released a statement today shortly after the release of her mother from kidnappers in Delta state. The statement below did not offer much detail about Professor Kamene Okonjo release from kidnappers 5 days after the 82-year woman was kidnapped from her home in the state.

However, the statement praised President Goodluck Jonathan, security agencies and some state governors for their support throughout her ordeal. Family sources told SaharaReporters that the minister refused to negotiate directly with the kidnappers throughout the saga.

Security sources earlier told SaharaReporters that Mrs. okonjo had been released from kidnappers but details of her release from kidnappers remains sketchy.

“We are highly appreciative of your support” – Okonjo-Iweala

I can confirm that Professor Mrs Kamene Okonjo, wife of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Professor Chukuka Okonjo and mother of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy/Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was released this morning, five days after her abduction.

The Okonjo Family is full of thanks to the Almighty for this happy development. The family is also highly appreciative of the support and encouragement of President Goodluck Jonathan; the Country’s security services for their excellent operations; Governors Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta, Peter Obi of Anambra, Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and other Governors as well other friends and well wishers within and outside government for their prayers and encouragement during a very difficult period.

May God bless you all.

Paul C Nwabuikwu
Special Adviser to the Coordinating Minister for the Economy/Minister of Finance.

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Re-kidnap of the privileged

My heart bleeds for this country. This is a country that places no value on its citizens no matter how little. When the kidnap of the queen mother was announced. I knew the govt will roll out all the arsenal in its disposal to rescue her. True to type, that was exactly what happened.
Now, I wonder what makes her different from every other Nigerians who have been made to suffer on their own when their loved ones were kidnapped and law enforcement agents cared less. These helpless Nigerians were made to pay hard earned incredible sums to these unscrupuluous element while this irresponsible govt sat back. I find this annoying and rather unfortunate.
Perhaps if this govt had acted this way the first time this incident reared its ugly head in this country, it could have been nipped at the bud. Who knows?

Mama okonjo elite

Bravo once again to the okonjo family for being the elite there are, hence the world & nigerian's all security network is at their beck & call! Who would speak for 99% poor nigerians with all their man-made(corrupt, wicked leadershp troubles). Enugu state Governor, sullivan chime was kidnapped out of Enugu state 3months now. A CABAL has been running the state now for 3months refusing to empower the Deputy Governor to assume full responsibilities as Acting Governor. Where is the Federal Might that deliverd Okonjo-IWEALA'S mother from her kidnappers. Must Enugu people be kidnapped as well under this silence conspiracy, away from mainstream nigerian state progress?

FAILURE TO CRACKDOWN ON KIDNAPPING BY LEADERS

For any Government to allow this type of criminal act to continue just shows who they are.Simple.
The Governor & Police Commissioner of Delta State
cannot tell the world that they cannot stop kidnapping in their area uptil now. Surround these bastards and waste them on the drum publicly to send a message and stop pretending as if you guys dont know about the endermic crime. Shame on your administration for allowing criminals to detect
power. Nig can't even face the civilized world now.

kiddnappers

kidnapping is becoming lucrative in Nigeria. imagine kidnappers asking for 1billion dollars,that is too bad a reputation for Nigeria.

The ultimate price

Thank God the mama is free, but what is Gov Uduaghan waiting for to sign the death penealty for kidnappers into law? Convicts should be taking to their village square to be shot and any property they own any where in Nigeria should be buldozed and the land taking over by the government.
Then let us see if kidnapping will not end soonest

100% right

@maxwell,you are 100% right on target. It is their doing, they used our tax money to bailout the mother of one of nigeria most inefficient, misguided and corrupt minister/politician Ngozi. may the god of lightning struck them all. Amen o!!!!!!

@Maxwell - Man your

@Maxwell - Man your observation is not funny at all,it was spot on and very candid!
Because there are no details about the way and manner the woman was released, whether ransom was paid or if it was a pure police operation!
We have reached a stage in Nigeria where everything is possible and I can believe your observation!

also earlier before Gej

also earlier before Gej requested N161b,
Governors requested $1bn from excess crude account...

This country is so wonderful

EQUALS TO

"ONE ANSWER YHU GO GET EH".......ARMY ARRANGEMENT!!!

Wow! This is a sign of new

Wow! This is a sign of new revolution.
Welcome Mama, hw was d trip?
To all active fraudlers called themselve, presido, governors, ministers and co, listen n listen good. If 2ruly, not scamly, Mama okonjo was kidnaped and released freely by d Almighty God without pe any dime, May the same God takes all what u've stole (resourses, Money and others) from this country away 4rm u b4 ds year end.

It is very unfortunate that

It is very unfortunate that we are in this kind of situation. Nigeria soil is becoming a fertile ground for all forms of extremism and violence.

Ngozi's mother looks like OBJ's blood relative

Ngozi's mother looks like OBJ's blood relative....

Do not ask me how I arrived at this conclusion.

Long live Opobo Kingdom
Long live the Niger Delta
Long live the SS Republic

Maybe he Abia Governor is a kidnapper

No role? Well, maybe Abia governor is a kidnapper.

@Maxwell, spot on bro. The

@Maxwell, spot on bro. The kidnap saga is a farce.

May the blessed hands of the honourable kidnappers find Dimeji B

May the blessed hands of the honourable kidnappers find Dimeji Bankole's Parents & Grand Parents. They live on Liberty close in Ibadan & Freedom street on VGC. They will be very good business. They can discuss in Trillions in any currency.

Verily verily I say unto you, Nigeria is not a country but a continent. Break up NOW!!!

Long live the United States of the SS&SE

RE: Day 1 - Ngozi's Mother

Maxwell, you are so dull that I wonder whether you attended any secondary school. You don't need a university degree to know that budgets preparation (even if they are supplementary budgets) take more than one day as you portrayed. Secondly, Senate is just an arm of the National Assembly; the House of Representatives must equally pass the budget before the President can sign it into Law. Even after the President's assent, money is not just disbursed like that. It is people like you that have turn Nigeria into what it is. Shame on you!

DELTA STATE, DEN OF KIDNAPPERS!

Why praise these Governors? For what? Glad the lady is back home were she belongs, anything outside of that is no news. There must be a new approach to fighting kidnapping in Nigeria, period! What we have now is not working. Delta state, the den of kidnappers must be a testing ground for any new experiment.

May God bless the work of their hands......

My dear comrade kidnappers, I am proud of you. May the good Lord bless the work of your hands. May you live long to reap the fruits of your labour and hard work.

I want to believe you collected at least 55% of the Dollars Ngozi was paid with our Oil & gas money in her "first coming". Later, you pple should strike and collect the money she has kidnapped in this her "second coming".

When the invading continent Nigerian government steal & kidnap our oil & gas wealth from our land, we MUST as a matter of necessity strike back. For every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction. It is a simple law of kinetics.

Dear Kidnappers, pls remember that Dimeji Bankole's parents are alive in Ibadan & Lagos. They will be good business.

Long live the United States of The SS&SE

YOU GUYS SHOULD SEE HOW

YOU GUYS SHOULD SEE HOW STUPID THE ABIA STATE GOVERNOR IS, IN AS MUCH AS THIS EPITOM OF COURAGE IS MARRIED TO AN ABIA MAN, THAT IS OHUHU THE STEP HOME OF T.A ORJI, HE DID NOT PLAY ANY ROLE IN ASSIST THIS WOMAN IN TIME OF HER TROUBLE, IF NOT HIS NAME SHOULD HAVE BEEN MENTIONED LIKE OTHER GOV, I WEEP FOR MY STATE , MAYBE HE DID NOT PLAY ANY ROLE JUST BECAUSE MADAM MINISTER TOLD HIM THE TRUTH .

Day 1 - Ngozi's mother

Day 1 - Ngozi's mother kidnapped
Day 2 - Kidnappers request for $1bn
Day 3 - GEJ requests N161b supplemetary budget ( $1bn = N161bn
Day 4 - Senate approves
day 5 - Ngozi's mother released

Too many coincidences, just thinking!!!

If you don't know how to do

If you don't know how to do your homework you can always pay a coordinating minister of economy to do it for you.

Nigeria, GONE TO THE DOGS!!!!!!

Now this is truly a sad commentary on the state of security in Nigeria.  How can you now fault people who describe Nigeria as a CRIMINAL enterprise.  The crop of politicians we have now are crooks that do not belong in the corridor of power.  Just tell me who is save in Nigeria and where is the saviour.  It was the mother of the federal minister, the other day it was the wife of a former top army general, and there is no end in sight to Boko Haram rampage and killing.   So so sad.

Thank God Almighty for Mama's

Thank God Almighty for Mama's safe release. May this never happen to anybody's mother. Welcome Ma. May God protect you and your family and protect all of us in Jesus mighty Name.

JESUS CHRIST

WE NEED DETAILS SO WE KNOW IF OUR GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGES KIDNAPPING OR NOT. IF THAT RANSOM WAS PAID THEN THERE WOULD BE MORE KIDNAPPINGS IN THE COUNTRY. I URGE THE SECURITY OPERATIVES TO WORK HARDER IN-OTHER TO UNVEIL THE CABAL OF KIDNAPPERS. GOD BLESS NIGERIA AND GOOD NIGERIANS. AMEN.

PRAISE THE LORD

GLORY BE TO THE ALMIGHTY GOD FOR THE RELEASE OF PROF.(MRS) KAMENE OKONJO,I KNOW IT WON'T BE EASY FOR THE FAMILY.THANK GOD

Which is mother and who is daughter ?

It is said that the way you live your life is the way that life lives you. I think mama has had a cherished, pure life. Ngozi appears to have led a life of profluence and exorbitant copious consumption of the national wealth.

We all need to be debriefed

We all need to be debriefed bc we were all told when she was kidnapped. We dont understand the word release - Was there a gunfight and she was rescued in the melee or that ransom was paid and if yes who paid and how much was given? Who facilitated the payment and where was she taken to - Anambra State, Rivers State or was she kept in Delta State. What are the lesson so that other public officials will take note?? Seriously we need to interrogate all these developments.

HA

BIG MEN ARE BEING RELEASED EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE THE ONE LOOTING NIGERIA, THEY HAVE USED TAX PAYERS MONEY TO BAIL HER, THIS IS NOT THE WORK OF SECURITY OPERATIVES.WELL THANK GOD

a lesson

ngoziiii, watch your back. That drum is over-sounding. Best wishes

NA WA OH.

Na wa, are u telling us that u didnt give this kidnappers any dime, that they just kidnapped ur mother and released her like that? ok oh we here u, keep deceiving us.

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