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The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC revealed that N1.3trillion was stolen from the nation’s treasury under the immediate past administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan.


Presenting the report of its activity from August to July to civil society organisations in Abuja on Thursday, PACAC Executive Secretary, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye said the large sum of money was stolen by fifty-five persons.

Declaring that corruption brought Nigeria to her present situation, Owasanoye berated the former president for tolerating the vice.

Owasanoye claimed that Jonathan was not bothered that his administration fared worse than his predecessors in tackling corruption.
According to him, “His (Jonathan’s) tolerance of corruption was reflected in the sunset of activities of anti-corruption agencies under his watch and exponential increase of other vices no doubt fuel by corruption.

“For example, it is widely believed that insecurity escalated because of the massive embezzlement of $2billion through the Office of the National Security Adviser under the leadership of Col. Sambo Dasuki, who allegedly diverted the money appropriated to fight insurgency", he said.

“The problems in the downstream sector of the petroleum industry reached zenith with multi-billion dollars subsidy scams while President Jonathan looked the other way.

“Using World Bank rates, one-third of the N1.3trillion allegedly stolen by only 55 people in seven years could have provided 635.18 kilometers of roads, built 36 ultra-modern hospitals in each state, built and furnished 183 schools, educated 3,974 people from primary to tertiary level (at N25.2million per child) and built 20,062 units of two-bedroom houses

“Jonathan’s legendary comment that stealing is not corruption underscored his perspective on corruption and remains a watershed in the history of anti-corruption crusade in Nigeria.

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  1. Yeye People! Make una continue in una stupidity to divert attention from una hollowness incompetence wickedness and cluelessness. Nigerians Are wiser Now.
    We now have come to realise that fuel subsidy was a scam true true. Now na Bar Beach or Osun River and River Niger and Benue or any river near us that we go to and once We shout Sai Baba! We put hose inside and fill our thanks.
    Sai Baba!
    Sai Tinubu!
    Changi Dole!

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  2. Believe it or not, President was loose while in power hence all these cheap looting. He was not in charge. A weak President like him is unfit for this country. Am from Niger delta, sentiments apart. Let's face facts and realities.

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  3. Believe it or not, President Jonathan was loose while in power hence all these cheap looting. He was not in charge. A weak President like him is unfit for this country. Am from Niger delta, sentiments apart. Let's face facts and realities.

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  4. Let them publish the names of the acclaimed looters please!

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  5. Let them publish the names of the acclaimed looters na.

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