FG not transparent over oil revenue –Gov Aliyu

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From FRED ITUA, Abuja

Governor of Niger State and Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum, Dr. Babaginda . Aliyu, yesterday came hard on the Federal Government, accusing it of lack of transparency over the accurate data of daily production of crude oil in the country. Aliyu, who spoke as the guest lecturer at Leadership Newspaper’s annual lecture and awards ceremony, said despite the enormous resources generated from the oil sector, the country had nothing significant to show for it.

“Despite the enormous resources generated from the oil sector, no accurate data is available to present daily production of crude in the country,” Muazu alleged. “This has led to corruption and negative twist in the economic fortunes of the.” Speaking further, Aliyu said: “The exact figures are only known to the people involved as transparency is limited. Instead of economic gains for the ordinary Nigerians, crude oil discovery in Nigeria appears to be more of a problem as it has killed agriculture which was the main stay of our economy.”

Speaking on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) currently before the National Aseembly, Aliyuu asked: “Do we deserve the kind of tension, apprehension and anxieties that follow some national issues in the country. Why should politics of revenue generation and sharing or the PIB generate so much passion in this country today. “This is happening because of our penchant for cake sharing rather than cake baking and lack of confidence by the citizens in the process and motives behind some of the policies.”

In his remarks, Cardinal John Onaiyekan urged the Federal Government to take its fight against corruption more seriously. According to him, Nigeria could only record meaningful development if the government tackled the official corruption in the country. “Two of the obstacles before us which we must resolutely confront are corruption and insecurity. When we talk about corruption, I’m not talking about small bribes, but big, legal and official corruption in high places. “We are hearing of billions of dollars being stolen. The people of Nigeria are being deprived of their belongings. It is not longer a rumour that out monies are being stolen.

This stealing must stop. No more cover up or pretence. Stolen resources must be recovered and put back in the places where they’ve been taken from. We should pardon our thieves but they must return the loot,” Onaiyaken said. Onaiyekan also came out in strong defence of the Nigeria, dispelling rumours that the country was gradually degenerating into a failed state. Bola Ahmed Tinubu who made a brief contribution advised that the country should reverse to the first national anthem.

According to him, the anthem represented what the country stood for. “Let’s go back to our first national anthem. All we are talking about is to serve the nation. Let’s make the effort to go back to that national anthem. Let’s sing it from the heart and not from the tone,” Tinubu advised.

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  1. Moving forward might be difficult with Jonathan at the steering wheel.The fact that he has not been impeached since he pardoned the “bigger thief” shows how compromised our lawmakers are in the fight against curruption.

  2. There is no doubt about it. Nigeria’s major problems are “Corruption and Insecurity”. We must come out strong in tackling these key issues, otherwise, the presumptions or assertions by some folks that Nigeria is a failed State is bound to be a REALITY.

  3. Everyone talks about corruption as our main problem even those who are directly involved in milking the nation dry. Every serving Governor or government official in Nigeria is a culprit here. Can Aliyu give in himself for probe if he feels he is clean???. They should leave us alone and go ahead to plunder the nation as they like but one day the masses will rise to challenge them.

  4. Is only God that has the answer all things about coruption end here on earth after that comes deith after deith comes gorgement, is hell or heaven on money will going with you neked u come neked u go ok

  5. Dele Odugbemi on

    It is true that corruption has killed this country and worst it all is that the present government led by Mr Jonathan is so helpless about it.
    The present government has made EFCC redundant because of the government interference in their duties, hence, everybody is just helping themselves to milk us more dry until we are left with bones like some detainees under awaiting trial at kirikiri prisons.
    We the Citizens must take our destinies in our hands in 2015 by ensuring that we vote right people into power and defend such votes against the evil machinations of PDP election riggers.

  6. How can we sing this song together with you that has hidden (72secret account world over) substantial amount of your state treasury that was ranked first of its kind in the world as international dimension according to former EFCC boss , Malam Ribadu ?
    I put this question to you again Alhaji Ahmed Tinubu ?

  7. If our politicians like let them be looting 20b naira every month * 8yrs they will never make top ten in forbes list..but its’ impossible to steal dat type of money every month..so they should work for the masses that elect them..and stop PACKING PAPER.

  8. Let us ask dis politicians dat re talking about transparency, re themself transparent, what has they done with the fabulous allocations given to them. Aliyu is fun of complaining abt money, let him tell us what he has done in Niger state. He is a fanatic and talks 4rm both mouth.

  9. @ Dele Odugbemi , you spoke well but digressed on your last stanza . Our problem has not been PDP per say but individuals politicking in Nigeria politics. If you advised me to vote them in , based on their individual characters in former official positions before opting for elective offices during or before 2015 general elections that I will concour with you.
    What sort of campaign will someone like Ahmed Tinubu will adopt to convince my person on a soap box to vote for him in any election in Nigeria?
    Do you know that , it will not take a man like Fashola , Mimiko , Peter Obi , Apkabio or Chime up to 2 mins to convince me to lay my hands on any ballot paper to register my support on these individuals at any elections in Nigeria? This is the campaign we all shall adopt and forget about all these orchestrated party nomenclatures that will later jeopardize our intellectual being.

  10. hopeless man,ur people are up there bombing even those has d oil and u still have mouth to open ur big mouth to talk.Ur evil plans against jonathan can never work out.Crook

  11. What is this frog talking about? Well as a frog he can only croak. So who cares how many frogs croak. Frogs are non – issues. Lets wait & see his score card after 8yrs. Talk is cheap while facts are scared.

  12. Aliyu,you should close that your stinking mouth..if there is nothing to show,it is in the north where you govs have used your money to buy houses in dubai,sponsor violence..36 yrs you ruled nigeria thru coups and millitary tricks.Results has it that over those yrs 200 trillion dollars went missing in Nigeria.Who stole it and what didthey use the stolen monies to do?…go to Enugu state,Ph,Akwa ibom and lagos,you will see what monies are being spent on..

  13. I’ve said it and wil cntnu to say that com 2015, nigerians wil vote CREDIBILITY, PERSONALITY, ELIGIBILITY, COMPETENCY and TRACK RECORD OF PERFORMANCES. No more political parties voting. If u like blong to non existing party,once u hav d above qualities, u ar more than qualified. Dnt mind all this politikal old quaks, b4 2015 they might av long expired. Nigerians ar waitng 4 som perfomng politicians to com to d centre stage,but som of them are under politcal influence and couldnt com out 4 now. We ar strngly prayng 4 them so b4 2015 they wil b free 4rm those political shackles. It is wel wit Nigeria. Amen.

  14. pls let this fools called themselves governors shut up their dirty mouth ,they are all thieves , i listen only when people that are sincere is talking ,look at even tinubu & aliyu bringing ideas to stop corruption & insecurity when they contributed 98% of that ,all this happen in nigeria , i pray very soon all of them will travel to london where they will join THEIR BIG BROTHER THIEF IN THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE IBORI & HIS WIFE.

  15. My frnd, Nigeria will only move forward wen ur cows n blood suckers(boko haram) hold d steering? I pity a pessimist like u bc worst will happen t u. Pray t God

  16. Dele Odugbemi on

    @Owerri, I did not talk of any particular party to be voted for in 2015 but the truth of the matter is that we have not experienced good governance under the leadership of PDP since Obasanjo time to present Jonathan tenure, so i can boldly say that we must all shun ethnicity and tribalism and vote for right people in 2015 even if they are from different parties. We have got some performing governors across the country especially in the Southern part of the country whom will can encourage to move on with their political career, names like; Fashola of Lagos, Oshiomole of Edo, Obi of Anambra, Okorocha of Imo, Fayemi of Ekiti, Ibikunle of Ogun, Mimiko of Ondo, Akpabio of Akwa Ibom. I have to pick Ibikunle of Ogun because i am from that state and it was grounded during the tenure of former Gbenga Daniel in terms of infrastructural decay which Ibikunle has started the rehabilitation and reconstruction of some of the collapsed roads that have become impassable during the eight years tenure of Gbenga Daniel of PDP. Your attack on Tinubu is in bad faith because he was the single man that liberated the Yoruba states of south west from gross mismanagement of their resources by the Governors of PDP for eight years and he confronted and subdued Obasanjo with his politics of do or die in the south west, Tinubu is articulate, very honest and highly intelligent man who had made his money ever before he ventured into active politics in the early 90’s.
    The majority of Yoruba electorates will follow Tinubu to any party he goes because he can be trusted than Obasanjo,Ebenezer Babatope, Gbenga Daniel, Alao Akala, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Segun Agagu, Olu Falae, Dr Frederick Fasheun, Segun Oni, Ayodele Fayose, Olabode, George, Bode Mustapha, Musiliu Obanikoro and host of others who did not in any way contribute to the development of Yoruba land since their romance with PDP federal governments from Obasanjo tenure to the present Jonathan administration.
    We must take our destinies in our hands come 2015 elections, no politics of tribe or ethnicity if Nigeria must survive.

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