Corruption: 55 People Stole $6.2bn – Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that 55 people may have stolen about $6.2 billion public funds from the country.
Mohammed spoke on an Al Jazeera as part of a feature on the vast properties acquired in the UK with stolen funds by Nigerians.
He gave no names of the culprits, listing only projects which government could have executed with a third of the funds, if recovered.
According to the minister, $2.06billion of the alleged stolen funds would have built 600 kilometres of roads, 37 hospitals, 20,000 housing units and trained 4000 kids from primary to university level.