- Nigerians who flaunt lifestyles they cannot afford will now be investigated, according to the presidency
- A presidential media aide, Lauretta Onochie, made the announcement via Twitter on Monday, March 22
- According to her, anyone with an extravagant lifestyle in Nigeria can be called to explain the sources of their wealth
Following the legalisation of lifestyle audit, the federal government will be going after Nigerians who flaunt lifestyles above their pay grade, the presidency has said.
This was disclosed by Lauretta Onochie, an aide to the president on social media, in a tweet on Monday, March 22, and sighted by Legit.ng.
According to the media aide, those who flaunt lifestyles they cannot afford will be asked to produce evidence to back up the sources of their wealth.
She went on to note that the affected citizens can now be investigated by graft agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).
Some Nigerians have already expressed delight in the government's action, hailing it as a great move.
Aisha A.S, @Yobe_Things wrote:
"Hallelujah ! With small steps we are making headway in this country into checking so many excesses."
"Great MOVEThumbs up. I once hinted on this VERY important POLICY as the ONLY way to go! It's about time SOME elected & appointed people in Government see it as opportunity to steal & LOOT & not only that, they brag with it! They see it also as a BUSINESS!"
Queen of Trolls, @trolls_queen said:
"Oh really? This is good. So good. Really good!"
DaBlessedMan, @atani_09 said:
"This is awesome."
This was revealed by the chairman of the agency, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Tuesday, March 16, while addressing journalists at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Bawa announced that bankers across the country would be required to present the forms from Tuesday, June 1.
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