The type of stealing and corruption going on in the Federal Government of Nigeria is mind boggling.
Information available to newspunch.org suggests that a mind-boggling sum of $700 million was allegedly found in the house of Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison Madueke.
According to information from an impeccable source, the huge sum in foreign currency was discovered recently by some security agents while conducting a search of the house of one her aides who resided in the minister's house but allegedly stole $10 million from the Minister.
Maduaeke according to source admitted to the ownership huge sum of $700 million. “she must have kept that very particular money in her aide’s apartment, because the unnamed aide is said to be one of the trusted one among others”, our source stated.
It was further gathered that when this was reported to President Goodluck Jonathan, the president felt so sad and disappointed, he immediately invited Diezani Alison Madueke to his office for questioning and rebuked her severely.
President Jonathan asked the Minister “for God sake what are you doing with $700 million in your home?” Mrs . Madueke retorted “I am keeping the money for you”.
We gathered that President Jonathan just smiled and promptly asked her to go in peace.
President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has been criticize by many Nigeria as being the most corrupt considering the president’s stance on corruption.
The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders has chided President Goodluck Jonathan over his unwillingness to tackle corruption in the country.
According to the group, corruption is the biggest problem the country is facing, besides the Boko Haram insurgency.
CACOL’s Executive Chairman, Debo Adeniran, told SUNDAY PUNCH there was an urgent need to tackle the problem.
“It is a known fact that corruption is the greatest problem confronting our country Nigeria, thus if combated frontally, it would definitely put an end to many other challenges facing us as a people,” he said.