Buhari govt warned over recovered, Abacha, loot

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The Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC), Auwal Rafsanjani, has cautioned the officials of the Buhari govt against squandering recovered looted funds.

He said this at the weekend in Abuja, during a seminar by Image Merchants Promotion Limited (IMPR) in commemoration of the International Education Day.

The call coincided with the departure of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, to the United States-Nigeria Bi-national Commission meeting in Washington DC.

Malami will sign a tripartite agreement between Nigeria, the Island of New Jersey and the US for repatriation of $321m looted by former Head of State, Sani Abacha.

Rafsanjani urged the government to channel monies repatriated to transforming and developing the education sector as it will serve as a panacea to the ills bedevilling Nigeria.

“To fight corruption and make the society better, there is a need for our government to invest in educating our youths.

“If they are properly educated, they will contribute their creative ideas to the advancement of the country” he noted.

IMPR Chairman, Sule Yau Sule, said the dilapidated state of Nigeria’s education system was the basis of insecurity like kidnapping and terrorism.

“Lack of quality education, indiscipline and corruption are among many other epidemics that have consistently posed greater challenges to the development of the country.

“When we have quality education as well as facilities, it will serve as a panacea to the ills of our society.

“That is why IMPR is investing in youths by training and reorienting them towards contributing their quota to achieving the SDGs”, he emphasized.

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