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Falana To FG: Give Each LG N1bn From Recovered Loot For Job Creation

Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the Federal Government to give the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria, one billion Naira each from recovered loots for the purpose of creating jobs.

Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the Federal Government to give the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria, one billion Naira each from recovered loots for the purpose of creating jobs.

He said this at the 20th Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture in Lagos, reports

Falana said that at least, the sum of N1 trillion had been recovered in 19 years. He urged the government to declare the exact amount recovered and what it was used for.

“The Federal Government has recovered huge sums of money from looters. One of the policies of the government, the Whistle-blowing policy, has fetched the country N605 billion as of three months ago.

“I am, therefore, suggesting that the billions recovered by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, let the Federal Government allocate at least N1 billion to every local government area for job creation for our young men and women.”