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Saturday, 30 June 2018

“Why Recovered Abacha Loot Should Not Be Shared To Poor Nigerians” – Shehu Sani

More responses has kept trailing the arrangement
by the government to dispense the over $300 million store repatriated from the records of previous Head of State, late General Sani Abacha in Switzerland to poor Nigerians.

The National Coordinator of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Nigeria and Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reforms, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 revealed the administration's intend to share the assets to poor Nigerians.

Mrs Nwagwu said under the MoU with Switzerland, the cash would be paid straightforwardly into the records of the poorest Nigerians through their different records for a long time.

The associate expressed this would be done through distinguishing proof numbers to be made accessible on the site being produced by the National Social Investment office and the World Bank.

She clarified that the offices chipping away at the modalities would brief the general population on June 28, including that the procedure for the installment will be straightforward for common society and the media to screen.

"The poorest individuals from the network will be enlisted on the web, and before you make any installment, they should have an ID number with the goal that each installment would be followed.

"No sum will be paid out without a joint mark amongst Nigeria and the World Bank and without ID of people.

"In the event that there is anything we have accomplished, it's tied in with getting Nigerian residents to wind up cognizant about what is going on with their cash", she said.

This move has not run down well with a few Nigerians who challenged the arrangement.

Those of them via web-based networking media have addressed how the administration will recognize poor Nigerians blaming the legislature for utilizing this as an approach to reloot the assets.

They rather encouraged the administration to redirect the assets to create control division, fuel and understand different difficulties in the nation.

Among them is Senator Shehu Sani who speaks to Kaduna Central at the Senate. For him the payment will be inconceivable as it won't get to the poorest Nigerians.

Sani who made his conclusion known in a tweet on Saturday, proposed that the cash ought to be utilized to fund a task Nigerians will see with their physical eyes.

"Sharing $350 million recouped plunder to 180 million Nigerians is unimaginable," Sani said.

"It will wind up with recipients whose names will be given by Governors, Ministers, Lawmakers and the President's men.

"Give it a chance to be fixing to a task Nigerians can see with their 'Korokoro eyes'," Sani opined.

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