Monday, 14 December 2015

A Political Economist, Prof. Pat Utomi, on Monday
urged the Federal Government to expedite action in
publishing the list of those who returned stolen
public funds to the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Similarly, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum urged
the Federal Government to ensure that the list was
holistic.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that President
Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the CBN would
soon publish the names of officials of the last
administration that returned stolen funds.
Utomi told NAN on telephone that it would be proper
for the president to mention the looters as long as
there were concrete evidences backing it up.
Alhaji Yerima Shettima, the National President of the
AYCF said that it would be unfair to mention some
names and protect others.
Yerima said that there was nothing wrong in
mentioning the names of the looters but hoped that
those names would be all encompassing.
"The CBN must be seen to be fair and must not shield
anyone for any reason whatsoever," he said.
According to Shettima, Nigeria will only have
problems if the list is not holistic and does not
include all found wanting.
The Founder of the Peoples Redemption Party, Alhaji
Balarabe Musa, told NAN that government would win
the confidence of the citizens by publishing the
looters.
"It will be a good thing if the president will do so; he
will win our confidence," he said.
Musa, a former governor of old Kaduna State, urged
the president to also investigate, discover and
recover the looted funds from Abacha.
"We want to know the truth about it and know who
collected the loot and where the funds have been
transferred to.
"This is because we suspect that all those talks about
Abacha's loot may be false."

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