I Will Probe NNPC Missing $20 Billion – Buhari To Jonathan, Diezani

 

Torrid time may be awaiting alleged looters in the
outgoing government of President Goodluck Jonathan as President-elect,
Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday said his administration
would take a second look at the claim by a former Governor of the
Central Bank (now Emir of Kano), Muhammad Sanusi II, that $20bn, that
was supposed to be remitted by the NNPC to the federation account, could
not be unaccounted.
While addressing a delegation of
Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who paid
him a congratulatory visit at his campaign headquarters in Abuja on his
victory at the polls, Buhari showed open bitterness that the present
government turned deaf ears over the missing money when it was raised by
the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanisu Lamido
Sanusi, Vanguard reports.

The
President-Elect, who spoke in the local Hausa language, expressed
surprise that instead of probing the allegations by the former CBN
governor, the authorities chose to fire him.
He also noted that
his administration would not condone stealing of public funds meant to
provide jobs for the teeming jobless Nigerian youth.
“I heard that some people have started returning money; I will not believe it until I go and see for myself.
“Imagine
a situation where the former CBN governor who by God ‘s grace would
later become the  Emir of Kano raised an  issue of missing billions of
money, not in Naira but in Dollars, $20 billion.

“What
happened, instead of investigating to know whether it was true that the
money was missing or not, they simply found a reason to remove him. So
these are the issues we are talking about”
, Buhari said.
Buhari
listed his government top priority areas to include security of lives
and property, the economy, job creation and the war against corruption.
This
fresh declaration by the president-elect comes hours after a
pronouncement by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani
Alison-Madueke, that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has started refunding the unremitted $1.48bn into the federation account.
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