This is why the Federal goverment didn’t publish the names of looters

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said releasing the names of persons from whom the federal government has recovered looted funds and assets may jeopardize ongoing investigations.


The question many are asking now is why they said they would name the looters when they knew it would jeopardize the investigation. In a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, while the government released a list of sums of monies and assets already recovered in the last one year, names of individuals involved were not included.

“We have released the list of recovered loot, we know people are asking for the names, but releasing the names may jeopardize ongoing investigations,” the Vice President said yesterday at the Presidential Villa during a meeting with a delegation of the European Union led by the EU Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr. Michel Arrion.

Osinbajo also explained that the federal government is engaging leaders and people of the Niger Delta regarding the spate of attacks on oil installations in the area, an act he stated amounts to economic sabotage. But besides reaching out to the people in the area, government is also beefing up security he assured.

According to him, the focus of the Buhari presidency “is to ensure that the man on the street in the Niger Delta receives the benefit from all that is available there,” while calling on the leaders in the region to be accountable to the people.

Prof. Osinbajo added that government is working round the clock to minimize the losses arising from the attacks, adding that “we are talking, we are ensuring that we minimize losses and we are stepping up security. We are also engaging the international oil companies, IOCs, to see what options exists.”

On economic issues, the Vice President restated government’s commitment to drive its diversification policy and encouraged investors from European countries to take advantage of the situation especially in the agro-allied/processing industry.

He restated the determination of the administration to ensure that the ease of doing business ranking in Nigeria goes up by at least 20 steps in the World Bank rating.

To this end, he said the President has approved the composition of a Presidential Commission on the matter to be chaired by himself, the VP, and Industry, Trade & Investment Minister, Dr. Okey Enelamah as Vice Chairman. “In the next few months, we should be seeing some changes,” he promised.



  1. it was very easy for them to expose pdp looters bt when it comes to apc’s looter they dont want to release their names…liars!!!!!

  2. Which jeopardy does publishing looters’ names bring to investigation? Doesn’t the federal investigators have the evidence to confront the looters with? So, all the supposedly reclaimed loots came from ghosts? I have never heard of anybody found guilty of stealing public funds that is not named in major newspapers and also sent to jail to serve terms.

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