Fg Will Probe Oil Sector After Dasukigate – Amaechi
SAN FRANCISCO, January 15, (THEWILL) – The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi indicated yesterday that the Federal Government will be shifting its attention to probe of the oil sector by the time it is done with investigating how over $2.1bn meant for military procurement was allegedly frittered by the immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and his co-travelers.
Amaechi, who was speaking during a panel session at a roundtable discussion organised by Business Eye in Lagos yesterday, stated that the missing $49bn oil revenue, which a former CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido, had alleged that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, did not remit into the Federation Account would be looked into.
The former chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum said, “Even before Sanusi and President Goodluck Jonathan began to quarrel, I had to leak that letter. Sanusi wrote that letter to the President in September, I leaked it sometime in January, and that letter was personal: 'Mr. President, $49bn was missing,' and I got a copy of that letter.
“Instead of the Federal Government to say we are going to address this, they began to debate with the CBN governor and Nigerians join in the debate. Oh, it is not possible. Now, they have seen that is possible,” Amaechi added.