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Spend Abacha Loot On Jobs, Power, Healthcare-FG Urged

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A new study by NOIPolls has revealed that about 80 per cent of Nigerians would want the federal government to spend the $322 million looted by Late General Sani Abacha On Jobs, power and healthcare.

It would be recalled that the federal government recently received 322.51 million dollars from the Swiss Government as part of looted funds recovered from former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha.

The federal government received the money since December 2017 into a special account in the Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) On December 18, 2017 from the Swiss Government.

As to what the federal government should do with the recovery money, the poll revealed that 30 per cent of Nigerians want government to use the money to create employment opportunities while 20 per cent said the money should be used to improve power supply in the country.

20 per cent of Nigerians said the money should be directed to the healthcare, by building new hospitals and improving the healthcare generally, 15 per cent said it should be use to build new roads and rail transport.

10 per cent of Nigerians said government should share the money among the poorest Nigerians while five per cent said it should be invested in the agriculture sector.

As to what measures should the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari put in place to prevent further looting of public funds, the poll revealed that 30 per cent of Nigerians want life imprisonment for offenders.

25 per cent want the federal government to introduce death penalty for offenders, 20 per cent want government to punish offenders severely, 15 per cent want government to enact stricter laws against offenders while 10 per cent want government to empower the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to fight corruption.




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