Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has said Nigerian state governors, ministers, business leaders, public officials and bankers allegedly stole $6.7 billion in public funds in seven years.
Mohammed told reporters in the capital, Abuja, that some 1.34
trillion naira ($6.72 billion, 6.15 billion euros) was allegedly
stolen between 2006 and 2013, Pm News reports ..
See a breakdown of the alleged theft,
â€“ 15 former state governors stole 146.84
â€“ 11 businessmen took 653 billion naira
â€“ Eight people in the banking industry stole 524 billion naira
â€“ 12 former state and federal public servants made off with more than 14 billion naira
â€“ four former ministers took seven billion naira
The period covered starts toward the end of the second term in office for Nigeriaâ€™s first civilian president after military rule, Olusegun Obasanjo. He was replaced in 2007 by Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua.
Goodluck Jonathan took over in 2010 when Yarâ€™Adua died in office.