President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday eventually admitted that he inherited a whooping sum of N13.6 billion from former President, Goodluck Jonathan. Though, the cash according to the National Economic Council (NEC) was part of loots recovered from family of former Head of State, late Gen. Sani Abacha.
It was also gathered that the balance of Abacha’s loot as at end of November 2015 stood at $26,000,389 and £19,000,033 respectively.
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, unveiled this at the end of the NEC meeting presided by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Aso Rock in Abuja.
The NEC comprises state governors, federal attorney-general, Central Bank of Nigeria, Ministries of National Planning, Finance, and Federal Capital Territory.
According to the governor, giving the exchange rate of N260 per dollar and N360 per pound, the total balance is estimated at N13.6 billion.
Ortom disclosed that Buhari is yet to make do with the money. “We were briefed on updates on Abacha’s loots in Council. The Accountant General of the Federation reported that the dollar account
as at November 2015 ending has a balance of $26,000,389.00 while the pounds sterling have a balance of 19, 000, 033.00. That is where we