President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, says former President Goodluck Jonathan’s minster sold one million barrels of Nigerian crude daily and pocketed the proceeds.
He gave this insight while reacting to questions from members of Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) in the United States and Canada at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC.
According to him, “250,000 barrels per day of Nigerian crude were being stolen and people sell and put the money into individual accounts,” adding that the United States and other developed countries “are helping us to trace such accounts now.”
” We will ask that such accounts be frozen and prosecute the persons. The amount involved is mind-boggling. Some former ministers were selling about one million barrels per day.
” I assure you that we will trace and repatriate such money and use the documents to prosecute them. A lot of damage has been done to the integrity of Nigeria with individuals and institutions already compromised,” Buhari stated.