Gowon Looted ‘Half’ Of Nigeria’s Central Bank– UK Lawmaker
The Former Nigerian leader, Yakubu Gowon had ran away from the country with half of what central bank was worth before relocating to London, according to a member of the United Kingdom Parliament.
Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee representing Tonbridge and Malling, Tom Tugendhat, said that it is time to start sanctioning the people responsible for Nigeria’s theft and poverty.
“It is a tragedy that we are all witnessing. The pressure this time is not foreign colonialism, the pressure instead is corruption, violence and attempts to control.
“We need to call out corruption. We need to use powers we have in this country to stop those who are profiting.
“Some people would remember when General Gowon left Nigeria with half of the central bank, or so it was said, and moved to London,” Mr. Tugendhat said on the floor of the parliament Monday.
UK parliamentarians debated a petition on Monday over the brutal crackdown of Nigerian Army on #EndSARS protesters.