The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,President
Goodluck Jonathan has been urged by The Socio-Economic Rights and
Accountability Project to query the Nigerian National Petroleum over its
alleged failure to remit $49.8bn to the Federation Account between 2012 and
the International Anti-corruption and Human Rights Day by “publicly announcing
to Nigerians what he is doing to find the missing funds and to bring suspected
perpetrators to justice.”
Lamido, had complained to Jonathan that the funds which accrued from crude oil
lifting during the period were not remitted to the CBN.
the president to require NNPC to provide evidence for the disposal of all
proceeds of crude sales diverted from the CBN and Federation Account, and
authorise the prosecution of suspects.
AdetokunboMumuni, the organisation said, “This case provides the President a
rare opportunity to show that he is truly committed to the fight against
to the fight against corruption by declaring his assets; prosecuting those
responsible for the missing $49.8bn; setting a deadline for prosecuting all
outstanding cases of corruption, among others.
millions of Nigerians from the yoke of corruption and poverty. We hope the
President can work to make this a reality.”