Former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole Reveals Why He Thinks That President Buhari Should Be Ruthless To Looters


The Nigerian Labour Congress leader, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has appealed to the Federal Government, to adopt a “ruthless” measure against alleged looters of the public funds.
Speaking today in Benin, Oshiomhole described the stealing by the then Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led Federal Government as mindless. He said: “I think that if other Nigerians don’t understand the power of transparency, the right to know, the media should uphold that right and defend it. What was stolen was not from private purse; the house that was destroyed was not a private residence. We are talking of resources, which if it is distributed on basis of equality, divide by 180 million people you will be a lot richer.”
I think my only complaint is that the Federal Government should be more ruthless because there are lot of people who should be in court who are not there. When I was still in the office and I said the kind of money they stole was huge in dollars they paid hired writers to ask how I knew. I have interacted with power vertically and horizontally. I know that we cannot be lamenting today without understanding that the treasury was burgled yesterday. I think the promise of democracy is that good or bad, the people have the right to know and that is the starting point and particularly important.” he concluded.
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  1. […]  Adams Oshiomhole, the former governor of Edo state like many others in the country, has reacted to the list of national looters released by the FG. According to Oshiomhole, the FG needs to be very  “ruthless”  when approach towards dealing with the alleged looters of the nation’s treasury. Oshiomole’s advise comes a week after the Federal government released a list of alleged looters of the nation’s treasury. In his words;  […]

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