A newspaper foundation has demanded information on the $16.9 million (N7 billion) allegedly paid as legal fee to two Nigerian lawyers for services rendered on the recovery of $321 million Abacha loot from Luxembourg.
President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Bank and Switzerland to share the loot recovered from Abacha to poor Nigerians so as to lift them out of poverty.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the federal government to make public the names of all persons allegedly involved in siphoning repatriated 322 million dollars looted by late General Sani Abacha.
Sesugh Akume, the national publicity secretary of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) on Friday, July 6, advised the federal government to invest the Abacha loot on human development such as healthcare and education.
The House of Representatives has rejected the plan by the federal government to share the recovered $322m Abacha loot to the poor. The lawmakers also questioned how the government plans to determine which families are the poorest.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has faulted plans by the federal government to share the $322million loot recovered from former head of state General Sani Abacha among some 300,000 households.