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Britain now to reject Nigerians’ stolen money

Posted by Gbola Subair and Foluso Akinwumi, Abuja on 2006/10/11 | Views: 698 |

Britain now to reject Nigerians’ stolen money


As the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) closes in on corrupt officials, the British government has shut its door against stolen funds.

As the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) closes in on corrupt officials, the British government has shut its door against stolen funds.

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Richard Gozney, disclosed this while paying a coutesy call on the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in his office.

Mr. Gozney said henceforth, his country would not receive any funds acquired illegally either by public or private officials from any part of the country.

The high commissioner, while commending the present administration, said he believed that the 2007 elections would be successful.

Mr. Gozney lamented the situation in the Niger-Delta region and urged the Federal Government to provide adequate infrastructure and employment opportunities in the area.

He stressed the concern of the international community about hostage taking in the region, saying it would affect the visit of tourists to the country.

Earlier, Chief Fani-Kayode asked that corrupt people who siphon money from Nigeria to foreign banks be arrested and exposed, urging the British government to collaborate with Nigeria.

As partners in progress, Chief Fani-Kayode said Britain should assist in ensuring that people, whether from the private or public sector, who siphoned money from Nigeria to foreign banks, were arrested and exposed.

He said the Federal Government had put in place all necessary requirements to ensure that fairness, accountability and infrastructural development obtained in the Niger Delta region.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.