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Recovered funds not enough to revive economy – Lai Mohammed


Minister of Information Lai Mohammed, has described as a huge joke the call by PDP for President Buhari to resign following the economic recession. Speaking at a NAN forum yesterday, Lai said

“It is very painful in a situation where the armed robber is now the one sympathizing with the victim. I read in the dailies that the PDP said that the President must resign because of the economy. While we are not going to indulge in blame game, I think we should also be honest enough to admit that we will not have been where we are today if they had done what they ought to do. For the party to ask the President to resign is just a big joke”.

 Lai disclosed that the Federal government has so far recovered N78 billion stolen funds.

“What we have recovered and if my record is right is about N78 billion, and 3 million dollars. We have been able to block various accounts in which about 9 billion dollar is found but those are not money available to us because we are still in court over them. The government spends N165 billion every month to pay federal civil servants, even what has been so far recovered will not even pay 50 per cent of the salaries in a month”he said

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