Nigeria’s Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, was left abashed when he was asked about Nigeria’s total debt profile, during the 22nd Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, on Monday October 10.
Zain Asher, a CNN Anchor, who is one of the moderators, asked Udoma to reveal the specific figure of Nigeria’s debt profile to which the baffled MINISTER OF BUDGET replied, “I can’t tell you the exact figure. I will have to get back to you on that” and for a moment there, Nigerians got an ‘Oga at The Top’ Déjà vu.
Asher who had looked completely taken aback responded with a searing “But you are the minister of budget?”
The Budget Minister, however informed Asher that several committees were saddled with the responsibility of compiling Nigeria’s debt and as such, he could not give an accurate figure.
His lean response garnered loud murmurs from the audience.