Presidency to name 200 illicit property owners
The Presidency said it will soon publish the list of 200 individuals who corruptly acquired properties across the country.
The Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Okoi Obono Obla disclosed this yesterday at the inauguration of a new software application for tracking illicit properties in the country developed by a civil society organization, African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) in Abuja.
Obla, who is also the chairman of the Special Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, said the list of properties located in highbrow areas such as Maitama in Abuja, are linked to serving and past public office holders.
“Let them tell us where they got the money to build these massive properties. If they cannot explain, let them quietly return it to Nigerians,” he said.
Inaugurating the properties tracker platform, he said the fight against corruption is for all Nigerians because “we are all victims of corruption.”
The Executive Director of ANEEJ, David Ugolor said the ‘propati tracka’ is an online platform for mapping and sharing information on the owners of property in specific districts of Abuja. The leadership of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have resolved to work together to end the farmer-herder crisis in parts of the country.
In a resolution issued in Abuja yesterday and read by AFAN President, Kabiru Ibrahim, the associations said peace is imperative for the growth of agriculture saying “We agreed to work together to expose the criminals from among us to ensure peace and prosperity in Nigeria.
The resolution also noted that “the real herdsmen do not carry AK 47, do not raze a whole settlement but desires peace to harness his pastoral activities.”
Seated from right: FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello; Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State; President Muhammadu Buhari; Minister of State for Aviation, Sirika Hadi; Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma; and Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed at the commissioning of the Abuja light rail yesterday. Inset is one of the trains