The Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group said Nigerians want to know the facts of the missing oil funds and the exact amount involved.
The Chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group, NESG, Foluso Phillips, on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to ensure that the report on ongoing forensic investigation into the missing oil funds was made public.
Mr. Phillips made the call at the opening of a three-day 20th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja.
He commended the government for ordering the investigation, and advised it to ensure that all persons involved in the controversy were made accountable.
He said that Nigerians are anxious to ascertain the facts of the alleged missing funds and the exact amount involved.
He said that previous investigations into cases of impropriety in public places were inconclusive, and urged the government to use the current one to reassure Nigerians on its determination to fight corruption.
“We as a country are not doing enough to stamp out the corruption. We are not pursuing the issue of punishing those who engage in corrupt practice.
“We must place emphasis on building institution, systems and processes which provide more enduring and sustainable war against corruption,” he said.
Mr. Phillips also urged political officeholders to make national interest a priority.
He said they should not allow their personal interests in the forthcoming general elections to destroy the nation’s economy.
In his address, the Supervising Minister of National Planning Commission, Bashir Yuguda, said the summit would set an agenda for “presidential dialogue” on national issues.
Mr. Yuguda said the summit themed “Transforming Education through Partnership for Global Competitiveness” would go a long way in transforming the nation’s education system.
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