15 April 2018

Nigeria: Niger Delta Group Urges Govt On Diligent Prosecution of Looters

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Benin City — Niger Delta Youth Council, NDYC, has urged the Federal Government to step up it Anti-corruption war by ensuring that corrupt individuals who have stolen the nation's fund are prosecuted

The group argued allegation and counter allegation between the ruling APC and opposition PDP over the recent published looter's lists would amount mere blame game if those found to have help themselves with public funds are still working freely and globe trotting.

The National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Gbale Joseph, yesterday also disclosed that the planned Edo Youth Summit slated for 26th April, 2018 among other issues will raises discussion on how to tackle the Hydra headed monster of corruption and other issues affecting youths in the Country.

He however advocated that one of the ways to recover some of the stolen money used buy choice properties by corrupt Nigerians is for government to into effect what he described as Property Verification Numbers, PVN where owners of questionable properties are meant to account for such.

He said: "Corruption is one of the biggest challenges we face today as a nation. Religion and ethnicity are just what the elites used to divide us and that is why we are coming up with the enlightenment campaign against corruption.

"The issues poverty, unemployment, collapse in public infrastructures are all traceable to corruption and that is why are saying corruption need to be dealt with.

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