Friday, 24 August 2012

Subsidy Fraud: Governors lend support as Indicted marketers begin refund

Governors of the 36 states of the federation have backed the Federal Government in its efforts to recover the subsidy claims from the marketers. Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, who disclosed the governors’ position at the end of the National Economic Council meeting, said the governors were excited that the Federal Government’s effort had started to yield result as some marketers had started to make refunds.
Obi, though did not disclose the names of the marketers who have started repaying the stolen money, said Nigerians need to show understanding by supporting the Federal Government’s efforts at recovering the funds.
According to Obi, “from the report we got, some have started refunding. It is a serious case that people were paid for vessels that were not anywhere near the Nigerian waters. And I think when the Federal Government does a thing that is courageous and right; they should be encouraged and can at least give them the courage to do more.

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