President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday that the Federal Government was examining pieces of evidence that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of some former ministers and other government officials for looting and stealing of Nigeria’s crude oil.
Buhari said this at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington while answering questions at an interactive session with Nigerians in the Diaspora.
He lamented that some of the affected officials were involved in illegal sale and diversion of crude oil monies belonging to the Federal Government to multiple private accounts abroad.Buhari also pledged to study the Diaspora Bill with a view to signing it into law as requested by the Nigerians in the Diaspora.
He advised Nigerians living abroad and searching for government jobs back home to suspend their ambition as the nation’s economy was in a bad shape.
He said that it would take his administration at least 18 months or more to resuscitate it.
He, however, promised that some of the job seekers would be engaged by the Federal Government as consultants to enable them contribute their quota to the nation’s development.
All those who spoke at the interactive session expressed their readiness to assist the APC-led administration of Buhari to achieve its campaign promises for the benefit of Nigerians.
They also called on Buhari to sign into law the Diaspora Bill.