VIDEO : Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is Nigeria's finance minister and the former World Bank official has been lauded as the reformer Nigeria needs.

But she too isn't immune from Nigeria's problems, her own mother was kidnapped for a terrifying five days before being released.

Speaking on corruption "Nigeria does have a problem with corruption and so do many other countries, "I don't like the fact that when people mention the name Nigeria the next thing they mention is corruption." Okonjo-Iweala
told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an interview that aired Tuesday.

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Technology could be the answer to the problem, Okonjo-Iweala believes.

"We must build electronic platforms. We must distance people from the money.
These things were recommended by
the world bank and IMF.We are doing them. President Jonathan is calling for the judiciary, the legislative and the executive arm to meet together about this issue all together for the time first because even if you catch somebody, if they go to courts and they are let off lightly the president can't do anything about that.
The judicial system also has to be
strengthened," she said.

"This is a country of 170 million people; 99.9 percent of them are honest, hard- working citizens who just want to get on with their lives and they want a government that delivers for them." She

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