Federal Government plans to unveil 200 owners of illicit property in Abuja

The Federal Government has disclosed plan to unveil 200 names of people who own illicit property in Abuja.

Chairman, Special Presidential Investigative Panel for the Recovery of Property, Okoi Obono-Obla, said this in Abuja during the launch of Property Tracker Platform by the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice -ANEEJ, which will aid in tracking down illegal property.

Obla, who is also the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, said the Presidency would collaborate with ANEEJ and make available to it 200 names of people with massive property in Maitama Abuja, purchased with illegally-acquired funds, adding that the people must be held accountable to disclose how they got the property.

Commending ANEEJ for the initiative, he pointed out that the fight against corruption is not only the responsibility of the President, but that Nigerians and civil societies must be involved in the fight. The special adviser pointed out that Nigerians are reaping the impact of corruption, as there are no good schools, roads, massive unemployment, poverty and poorly equipped hospitals.

He added that the newly-launched programme is also similar to the whistle-blowing policy of the Federal Government as the policy is not only limited to money but also include assets bought with fraudulent funds.

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