Posted by By Ihuoma Chiedozie, Abuja on
President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday disclosed that the £1million recovered from a former Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Dipreye Alamiesieyegha....
President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday disclosed that the £1million recovered from a former Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Dipreye Alamiesieyegha, in London by the British police, would be spent on projects to improve the lives of the people of the state.
Obasanjo, receiving the Leader of the British House of Lords, Baroness Valerie Amos, who visited him at the State House, Abuja, said, ”I have told the state governor that the money recovered should be invested in something concrete and identifiable for the benefit of the people.”
He also thanked the British Government for the ”support you have given to us in the past, including the investigation into the assassination of Engr. Funsho Williams in Lagos” adding that ”we shall continue to look forward to more assistance.”
Amos said the United Kingdom appreciated the ”difficult reform agenda you have adopted and we will continue to support you.”
“If the development agenda for Africa will work, Nigeria‘s role is very important, so we will support your efforts,” she added.
She said that her country‘s Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, had constituted a high-level panel to drive the implementation of the agreement reached on Africa‘s developmental problems at Gleneagles, Scotland, by leaders of the G-8 countries.
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