MASSIVE LOOT RECOVERY – COULD THIS BE A COINCIDENCE?
A few weeks ago the Nigerian news media world was engulfed in shocking revelations after the discoveries by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain, setting his nest on high to escape the clutches of ruin!” Habakkuk 2:9
The most mind blowing of these discoveries was the news that the amount of $9.8 million US dollars and another 75,000 British pounds which was connected to the former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum commission (NNPC) Mr. Andrew Yakubu was recovered after a raid was carried out at one of his houses in Kaduna State. The money was hidden in such a way that it could not be discovered by someone who did not have prior knowledge. The perpetrators had gone to the extent of even providing a fire proof protection for the safe.
A few days later, the EFCC again, recorded another ground breaking discovery, when they found a house in banana island Lagos, which is worth a whopping $37.5 million US dollars. For the Nigerian mind to fully grasp what that means in Nigeria currency, a $37.5 Million US dollar house will equal, $11.75 billion Naira.
This is at a time when Nigerians are gnashing their teeth in the pain of poverty, sky rocketing prices, inflation, unemployment, etc. As a matter of fact, more than half the population of Nigerians are said to be living on less than $2 US dollars a day. Meanwhile one former government official owns a house that costs billions of Naira. The irony is that nobody lives in this house. It is just a way of stashing away money in real estate.
This property was acquired by the former minister of petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. Last year another building was ceased from this same former minister costing $18 million US dollars in the Asokoro area of Abuja.
“Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.” Ezekiel 22:27
Why am I going into all these stories and histories of recoveries? This is all because I wish to point the attention of Nigerians to what they have missed in the barrage of news that daily hits the Nigerian airwaves.
COULD THIS BE COINCIDENCE?
You will agree with me dear readers that these kind of recoveries especially in such a short period of time could not probably be by accident. Yes, it was not an accident. This level of progress that is now being recorded by the EFCC is surely as a result of some right steps that were taken by the Nigerian government.
“There is no compromise when it comes to corruption. You have to fight it.” A. K. Anthony.
A few months ago, the federal government of Nigeria, successfully enacted a whistle blowing policy, which to me is the most ground breaking decision of the Buhari administration so far. This singular decision by the government should prove to all well-meaning Nigerians that the Buhari administration really means business.
One of the platforms on which the APC party and Buhari campaigned upon to win the general presidential election from the Goodluck Jonathan administration, was to fight corruption to a standstill. Even though there have been trickles of successes recorded here and there in the fight against corruption, these latest results are some of the most important victories ever recorded.
“They have sunk deep into corruption, as in the days of Gibeah. God will remember their wickedness and punish them for their sins.” Hosea 9:9
The whistle blowing policy is actually much more important to every Nigerian than it initially appears. As a matter of fact, every Nigerian needs to know about this policy. If we really want to combat and win the fight over corruption, we need to have government agencies and none governmental groups popularizing this policy. It is the most ground breaking government decision by the Buhari administration so far.
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To Be continued Tomorrow With The Topic: 5 PERCENT REWARD (PART 2)
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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Sunday Adelaja