Meet the Senator Who Wants Amnesty for People Who Looted Nigerian Stolen Money

Date: 24-05-2016 11:39 am (6 years ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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Senator Bassey Albert Akpan (PDP, Akwa Ibom North-East) who is the Chairman of Senate Committee on Gas on Monday advocated special amnesty for owners of Nigeria’s stolen money stashed in the various banks all over the world in order to generate enough forex to drive the nation’s economy, PUNCH reports.
The Senator who expressed his opinion to journalists in his office said that if the government declare amnesty for looters, up to 70 percent of the “billions of dollars” stashed in foreign countries can be recovered and “a lot of foreign exchange can be generated to fund our local consumption”.
Bassey who is a former Commissioner of Finance during Senator Godswill Akpabio‘s tenure as governor of Akwa Ibom State described as unnecessary, the current pain which an average Nigerian was being subjected to when the government have what it takes to turn the economy around in their favour.
Read his comments below:
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The time has come when we have to think outside the box and my own position is this, it is possible that the government can declare amnesty on stolen money. Let every Nigerian that has taken money out of this country be given amnesty to bring back the money and invest in the country.
We have hundreds of billions of dollars stashed outside the country in the international banks which are being used to drive their economy. Other countries are enjoying this money while we are suffering in Nigeria.
When owners of the Nigeria’s stolen foreign currencies bring them back to the country as a result of the amnesty, a lot of foreign exchange can be generated to fund our local consumption and we can set target.
Why are we suffering in the midst of plenty? Amnesty was created for militancy, we should create amnesty for anybody that has taken money outside this country so that they can invest them in the country. We can generate a hundred billion dollar in the process in less than six months.
We need enough forex to fund our importation, rebuild our industries, establish capacity locally and import raw materials for industries before thinking of exporting finished products.
Where we are as a country now, we should begin to look inward.
One thing is to fight corruption another thing is to let your battle as a fighter of corruption yield the appropriate results. Our economy based on the statistics available to us has gone into full blown recession. There is reduction in revenue collection based on the basis of oil export because of the dwindling global oil crisis.
The cost of producing a barrel of crude in Nigeria is about $35 per barrel and it is being sold for $48. That means that as a country we earn less than $13 per barrel.
Countries like Saudi Arabia, and Iran and other co-OPEC countries had fallen back on their quantity to meet up their demands but in Nigeria, where we are losing 800 barrels of oil per day when we are also supposed to be boosting our production.
We are expected to use income from oil to develop other sectors of the economy. That is why I believe very strongly that, since some countries had also done it in the past, Nigeria also needs to grant amnesty to those who are in possession of our money that we need to develop.


Posted: at 24-05-2016 11:39 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
- Eazyatumeyi at 24-05-2016 11:42 AM (6 years ago)
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He is not serious
Posted: at 24-05-2016 11:42 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Slimchery at 24-05-2016 11:56 AM (6 years ago)
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Subject: Europe Is Not The Only Solution.

With sad heart after I read the news of today and i decide to let people know that Europe is not the only place greener pasture can be found, I am in Europe and i know why i said this  because people risk their life through the land and sea to get here while many die alone the way. Many guys here beg  to feed, I mean as banbi ala just as we call them in Nigeria (Begger), They stay in traffic, supermarket, even streets they beg whoever is coming or going, There is no work here and  many are regreting why they came here in the first place but it's already late as they cannot go back to Nigeria empty handed because many sold one thing or other things to come here, this europe is like secret cult, you don't know what you are getting into till you get in and it's when you get inside you get to know how the game goes then it's too late to get out,(As we do say in Naija) You done already enter and you nor fit come out.) My brothers and sisters stop taking this risk, Europe don't worth it.

Like what happen last time my younger bro girlfriend elder's brother that was doing well in Nigeria decide to take this same risk and he dead in the sea, (Now europe he nor reach he business for naija go to another person)someone like that guy that has something doing should have not take such risk but what should i say, maybe ungreatful or greed because i cannot call that greener pasture, leave that to you people reading this to answer?. Someone that has his own business and paying workers but decide to come to europe by land/sea and he dead on the sea, here begging is a lucrative business, people do fight for space to beg here in Italy.

Again maybe the way people in Europe dress make people in Nigeria believe everyone is living fine, It's not easy asd you think as many in Nigeria are better than many of us here and that is just the simple truth. When you see their pictures on facebook and you start to think and cry, my people all those things are nothing as we pick many from the durtbin,as you people wears used cloths in Nigeria the same way we wear them here here too, just it's more cheaper here than there,All those pictures that you see were the guys look fine all is camera and all those cloths may cost nothing more than 2k Naiara because they many also pick some from the trash, there is a place they call (Arabu) there you can see good stuff, quality shoe,shirt and jeans for just 5euro which is about 2k Naira and some time if you can wait till market close you can get all this things for free, You just go into the dustbin pick anyone you like because they trough them away so it is for you to bend down and pick, come see were we dey fight for this aloko wey una go see for facebook una head go dey burst say i must come europe, the tin they pain me na make me dey share all this thing for my people with my little time because many done die for that sea .

Help to share to inform many of the danger
Posted: at 24-05-2016 11:56 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickieponga at 24-05-2016 12:02 PM (6 years ago)
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Slimchery why u no open another post for that..?
Posted: at 24-05-2016 12:02 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- schmit at 24-05-2016 12:02 PM (6 years ago)
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Sharap
Posted: at 24-05-2016 12:02 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 24-05-2016 12:03 PM (6 years ago)
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over to ibo people make una judge una fellow thief
Posted: at 24-05-2016 12:03 PM (6 years ago) | Grande Master
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- dickieponga at 24-05-2016 12:04 PM (6 years ago)
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This PDP man is mad I would rather give amnesty to boko haram than the looters...
Posted: at 24-05-2016 12:04 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dickieponga at 24-05-2016 12:06 PM (6 years ago)
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Gogoman abeg help me tell Zezprincess to meet me for that  corner..
Posted: at 24-05-2016 12:06 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- kennyfresh at 24-05-2016 12:17 PM (6 years ago)
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This idiot must go hang himself
Posted: at 24-05-2016 12:17 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Vectorcy at 24-05-2016 12:40 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: dickieponga on 24-05-2016 12:04 PM
This PDP man is mad I would rather give amnesty to boko haram than the looters...
Rilli???
Posted: at 24-05-2016 12:40 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- hanarkonda at 24-05-2016 12:42 PM (6 years ago)
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hi slim i wish we talk on some basic . I want to send u private massage but i could get it i wish we talk . But i think may be face book will be better my phone whatsapp my id in facebook is kingsley peaceselter pls i wnt us to tak abeg
Posted: at 24-05-2016 12:42 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Mykie010 at 24-05-2016 12:45 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: mr gogo on 24-05-2016 12:03 PM
over to ibo people make una judge una fellow thief
[/quote .             The man no be Igbo,he is from akwa ibom
Posted: at 24-05-2016 12:45 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Novic at 24-05-2016 01:10 PM (6 years ago)
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Foolish man...well no problem buhari don hear you.
Posted: at 24-05-2016 01:10 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- morgan1 at 24-05-2016 01:12 PM (6 years ago)
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Thief wan bail Thief,,,
Posted: at 24-05-2016 01:12 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- kabukabu at 24-05-2016 01:20 PM (6 years ago)
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Oloshi olori buruku ole gbogbo. Ko ni dara fun yin sir
Posted: at 24-05-2016 01:20 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osarobo62 at 24-05-2016 02:04 PM (6 years ago)
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will they bring the money back Huh?
Posted: at 24-05-2016 02:04 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- eric2000 at 24-05-2016 02:39 PM (6 years ago)
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These people must think Nigerians are idiots..amnesty for stealing money..The last time I checked stealing is a crime in Nigeria..should we also give amnesty to rapist and kidnappers..yeye people...They want amnesty when it concerns them..IF DETERMINED THE GOVERNMNT WILL GET THESE MONEY BACK AND THEY SHOULD BE PROSECUTED AND THROWN IN JAIL FOR A VERY LONG TIME
Posted: at 24-05-2016 02:39 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DrSoba at 24-05-2016 02:53 PM (6 years ago)
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Which country grated amnesty to thieves?
Posted: at 24-05-2016 02:53 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- luckingto50 at 24-05-2016 02:57 PM (6 years ago)
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He is already afraid because Baba Buhari is going to expose them all come May 29 for all  the politicians that stole Nigeria money. Amnesty for crippling Nigeria through embezzlement, his former boss na number one for looting his state.
Posted: at 24-05-2016 02:57 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Wazubia at 24-05-2016 03:24 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: Eros Okundaye on 24-05-2016 11:56 AM
Subject: Europe Is Not The Only Solution.

With sad heart after I read the news of today and i decide to let people know that Europe is not the only place greener pasture can be found, I am in Europe and i know why i said this  because people risk their life through the land and sea to get here while many die alone the way. Many guys here beg  to feed, I mean as banbi ala just as we call them in Nigeria (Begger), They stay in traffic, supermarket, even streets they beg whoever is coming or going, There is no work here and  many are regreting why they came here in the first place but it's already late as they cannot go back to Nigeria empty handed because many sold one thing or other things to come here, this europe is like secret cult, you don't know what you are getting into till you get in and it's when you get inside you get to know how the game goes then it's too late to get out,(As we do say in Naija) You done already enter and you nor fit come out.) My brothers and sisters stop taking this risk, Europe don't worth it.

Like what happen last time my younger bro girlfriend elder's brother that was doing well in Nigeria decide to take this same risk and he dead in the sea, (Now europe he nor reach he business for naija go to another person)someone like that guy that has something doing should have not take such risk but what should i say, maybe ungreatful or greed because i cannot call that greener pasture, leave that to you people reading this to answer?. Someone that has his own business and paying workers but decide to come to europe by land/sea and he dead on the sea, here begging is a lucrative business, people do fight for space to beg here in Italy.

Again maybe the way people in Europe dress make people in Nigeria believe everyone is living fine, It's not easy asd you think as many in Nigeria are better than many of us here and that is just the simple truth. When you see their pictures on facebook and you start to think and cry, my people all those things are nothing as we pick many from the durtbin,as you people wears used cloths in Nigeria the same way we wear them here here too, just it's more cheaper here than there,All those pictures that you see were the guys look fine all is camera and all those cloths may cost nothing more than 2k Naiara because they many also pick some from the trash, there is a place they call (Arabu) there you can see good stuff, quality shoe,shirt and jeans for just 5euro which is about 2k Naira and some time if you can wait till market close you can get all this things for free, You just go into the dustbin pick anyone you like because they trough them away so it is for you to bend down and pick, come see were we dey fight for this aloko wey una go see for facebook una head go dey burst say i must come europe, the tin they pain me na make me dey share all this thing for my people with my little time because many done die for that sea .

Help to share to inform many of the danger
Person will not read comments after news again?  Go and look for other plat from to post this your stupid article.
Posted: at 24-05-2016 03:24 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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