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Many Nigerians worried on how beneficiaries of $322m Abacha loot were selected

Just as many Nigerians continue to get the exact way and manner the federal government arrived at the so called extremely poor Nigerians who it said are the beneficiaries of the $322m repatriated Abacha loot, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Buhari to list those that benefitted from the fund.

There are unconfirmed reports making the round that the beneficiaries were selected 10, from every community in each state of the federation. However, financial experts query how an extremely poor Nigerian will own a bank account which will enable him or her be paid via the account.

This may the ground upon which PDP had asked the government to make public, names and photographs of all those involved in the handling of the money.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, the party said “President Buhari needs to note that Nigerians are utterly dismayed that having hitherto postured as a supporter of the ‘Talakawa’ and man of integrity, he has taken no steps against this bare-faced atrocity where over 90 per cent of supposed beneficiaries of the repatriated fund are phoney names supplied by fraudulent officials of his government.

“Nigerians are completely at a loss on why President Buhari always fails to take bold steps to expose and deal with corrupt and sharp practice by his appointees and leaders of his APC, even when such nefarious acts are directly against the underprivileged citizens already suffering the harsh economic realities of his administration.

“Since this issue was raised and the PDP called for a legislative scrutiny, the Federal Government and the APC have kept mum, perhaps, thinking that by their silence, it will be swept under the carpet like others in the past.”