A former Minister of Education and former World Bank Vice President (Africa), Oby Ezekwesili, has described the alleged diversion of $2.1bn meant for purchase of arms and ammunition to fight Boko Haram by the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), as irritating.
Mrs. Ezekwesili, who is a co-convener of the #BringBackOurGirls movement, said it was unfortunate that thousands of Nigerians had lost their lives to insurgency due to the diversion of the money for which the former NSA and others, are currently undergoing trial in court.
The former minister made the disclosure in a series of tweets via her official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
According to Ezekwesili: “Obviously, in sharing that blood money, none of those involved spared a thought for their fellow citizens and the country. Gross wickedness!
“Impunity is the only explanation one can deduce as the reason the ex-NSA felt no qualms diverting arms money for private political gain; this is saddening.
“I can’t be the only one grossly repulsed each time more evidence of the blood money sharing bazaar is disclosed. All that went on while the citizens died!”
Meanwhile, the former World Bank VP had this to say of the Judiciary in the ongoing corruption trials involving some high profile Nigerians:
If this abominable #DasukiGate saga does not mark a TURNING POINT in judicial sanction of &public intolerance of Corruption, NO HOPE NIGERIA
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) January 7, 2016