The governor of Delta state has expressed his displeasure with the federal government’s decision to demand James Ibori’s loot.
In an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday, Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa revealed that his government has written President Muhammadu Buhari a protest letter over the issue.
The UK promised to return the £4.2 million loot seized from Ibori, a former Delta governor, and his associates a few weeks ago.
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, insisted, however, that the funds be directed to the federal government rather than Delta state.
“On our side, I have spoken with the Attorney-General of the Federation,” Okowa said in a statement. My attorney general went to see him for a meeting. We’re both working on something, and we’ll probably end up on the same page. We have written Mr. President a formal letter of protest.
“Our job is to persuade the federal government that the money should be returned to Delta.”
If the money cannot be sent to Delta State, Okowa proposed that it be spent on projects in the state.
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