Govt Replies MEND's Threat And Ezekwesili's Allegation

Author:
channelsweb
Publisher:
Channels Television
Publication Date:
27 January 2013
Tags:
Legal and Judicial Affairs, Economy, Business and Finance, Nigeria

The federal government has dissociated itself from the conviction of Mr Henry Okah, the leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) by a South African court following threats by the group to resume hostilities.

On the statement credited to a former Vice President of the World Bank, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, that the Yar'Adua and Goodluck Jonathan government had squandered the U.S.$67 billion (about N10.6trillion) in foreign reserves, saved by the Obasanjo administration, the Minister of information described the statements as spurious allegations and inaccurate.



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