Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Unveil New Book “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines”

By ADA DIKE

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will soon release her book.
Titled “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines,” it was gathered that the book will be released on April 12, 2018 by MIT press.
Okonjo-Iweala disclosed this information on her Twitter, noting that it was “risky” for her to write the book.
She revealed that the book gives an insight into what it means to deal with corruption from the frontlines, and will give young people the hope and courage to fight.
She predicted that the corrupt and vested interests she described in the book may attempt to attack her and her family physically.
The publishers, describing the book, wrote: “Former Managing Director of the
World Bank, Okonjo-Iweala also served as Nigeria’s first female Minister of Finance and Foreign Minister, and her tenure taught her a lot about what corruption can do, but also how people can fight it.
Determined to root out the fraudulent claims and other schemes that drain the country of resources and ultimately deprive the poor of crucial services, Okonjo- Iweala found herself
and her family targeted for reprisals designed to force her to drop her
anti-corruption campaign. She refused to stop or to resign, even as her enemies kidnapped her mother.
Admitting that it is risky to tell her story, Okonjo-Iweala, currently the senior advisor at Lazard and board chair of Gavi, notes that it is also dangerous not to tell it.
Okonjo-Iweala’s tweets this message below:
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
@NOIweala
1/5 Dear Friends, my new book “Fighting
Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the
Headlines” is set to be released by the MIT
press on April 12. Please click bit.ly/2qgKYKn
to see Publishers’ description and the
information on pre-ordering from Amazon or MIT
Press.

10:19 AM – Apr 9, 2018
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
@NOIweala
2/5 The book description notes that it is risky
for me to write this book, but also dangerous not
to write it. It is risky because corrupt and vested
interests described in the book may attempt to
attack me and my family physically and
reputationally as they have done before.
10:21 AM – Apr 9, 2018
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
@NOIweala
3/5 But keeping quiet allows these same vested
interests to muddy the waters and pretend to be
reformers. Vested interests thrive in opaqueness
and confusion.
10:33 AM – Apr 9, 2018
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
@NOIweala
4/5 Nigerians deserve transparency on the way
governance, budget, and financial management
processes work. Until they understand this and
demand better nothing much will change.
10:34 AM – Apr 9, 2018
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
@NOIweala
5/5 Development practitioners need insights into
what it means to grapple with corruption from
the frontlines. And our young people need hope.
They need to know that if they have the courage
to fight they can win.
10:34 AM – Apr 9, 2018
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