Why FG Must Name Terrorism Financiers – Peter Obi

Why FG Must Name Terrorism Financiers – Peter Obi
Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has asked the Federal Government to publicly identify terrorist financiers and oil thieves across the country.

He stated that it was critical to ensure that there were no “sacred cows” in the country’s fight against terrorism, anti-corruption, and economic sabotage.

On Wednesday, the former Anambra State governor made the statement on his Twitter page, emphasizing the importance of the top government rising to the occasion.

According to the Federal Government, the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit discovered 96 terrorist funders as well as 424 associates and supporters of the financiers.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the discovery on February 3, 2022, when listing the administration’s accomplishments, saying the fraud unit revealed 123 firms and 33 bureau de change operators related to terrorism in the country.

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However, Mohammed did not name the funders or companies associated with terrorism.

Commenting on the menace of oil theft and terrorism financing in Nigeria on Wednesday, the Labour Party presidential candidate stated that it was important for President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to publicly name those behind the menace.

He wrote, “I am struck and intrigued by the news report linking “highly placed” Nigerians to oil theft. The same has been the case with financing insurgency and Boko Haram. When will FGN summon the political will to publicly name such persons?

“In the National Interest, there should be no sacred cows – PO”

 

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