Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has called on Nigerians in the Diaspora to assert pressure on the United Kingdom to release a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison Madueke, to face trial over alleged corruption while in office.
The EFCC boss, making the plea during a virtual town hall meeting with Nigerians in Diaspora, assured them of business protection at home, stressing that local fraudsters frustrating Diasporans from investing in Nigeria would henceforth be dealt with.
Magu stressed that the antigraft agency was aware of the frustration, uncertainties and risks which local fraudsters are posing to credible businessmen and women abroad, who wish to invest in the Nigerian economy.
The EFCC is ready to offer intelligence services to anyone seeking genuine business partners in Nigeria. The profiles of potential business partners in Nigeria would be obtained and delivered to the foreign-based investors and this would assist them in taking decisions on whom to partner with locally.
We can also offer intelligence on any line of business desired by the Nigerian in the Diaspora. We are ready to do all these to encourage credible and serious investors who do not want to be defrauded by fraudsters at home.
He, however, tasked Nigerians in the Diaspora to avail themselves of the opportunities in the country and bring more investments into the local economy.
Calling on them to take advantage of the government’s whistleblowing policy, Magu also asked them to support the anti-graft war by exposing foreign assets of local politicians.
Expressing displeasure over the continued difficulties being faced by the EFCC to bring Allison-Madueke to trial, The EFCC boss called on Nigerians in the United Kingdom to form pressure groups to demand her trial.
Nigerians in the United Kingdom need to collaborate with the EFCC more and pressure the authorities there to assist the EFCC in bringing Diezani to trial.
Does it not bother Nigerians in that country that Diezani has not been brought to trial for the heinous allegations of corruption against her in Nigeria?