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Nigeria: Govenor Fayemi Justifies Suit Against Federal Government Over $4bn Recovered Loot

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum Kayode Fayemi says governors in the country felt slighted when decisions were taken on recovered looted funds without their input as critical actors in

Kayode Fayemi
Kayode Fayemi

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum Kayode Fayemi says governors in the country felt slighted when decisions were taken on recovered looted funds without their input as critical actors in the federation.

Mr Fayemi, who is also the Governor of Ekiti State stated this when he featured on ARISE News on Thursday and faulted the aides to President Buhari for their failure in providing comprehensive technical advice on critical national issues.

Governor Fayemi’s comments come on the heels of a joint suit filed by the 36 state governments against the federal government at the Supreme Court over alleged illegal diversion of over $4.371bn in recovered loot.

He argued that the source of the looted funds was from the federation account and as such, the federal government can’t do whatever it pleases with the returned funds.

According to Mr Fayemi, the governors would have preferred a situation where the funds are returned to the federation account and allow the mechanisms of government to include governors in the decision-making process.

Watch the interview for more…

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By Abel Ejikeme

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