Buhari Vows To Probe Missing $20bn

Nigeria’s president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that he will probe the allegation by Sanusi Lamido, immediate past governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), that $20 billion was missing from the federation account.
While addressing members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who visited him at the headquarters of his party in Abuja on Sunday, Buhari accused the outgoing government of not handling the issue in the appropriate manner.
“Imagine a situation where the former CBN governor who raised an issue of missing billions of money, not in Naira but in Dollars, the sum of $20 Billion,” he said in Hausa language.
“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. Instead of investigating it, they sacked him. And God in his infinite mercy made him the Emir of Kano.
“In any case, that is what he wanted. And since this was documented, the new administration will take a look at it. I heard some people have started returning money, but I will not believe it until I go and see for myself.”


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