Not less than seven governors amongst the members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum have been under the suspicion of the Nigeria anti-graft agency, EFCC for their involvements in the diversion of a whopping N19billion funds from the London-Paris Club refunds.
A source who spoke on the issue revealed that N19B and an unspecified amount were recovered from two accounts reportedly opened by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).
“The detectives have uncovered the two accounts opened in the name of the NGF and the signatories to same.
“We are looking into circumstances behind such huge deposits from London-Paris Club refunds into these accounts.
“The payment of 2% of the refunds to consultants and 3% to some governors which was rated as “curious” by investigators have been confirmed. We also discovered that some of the governors nominated these consultants,” the source added.
Also, investigations revealed that a huge amount of money was also given to a highly placed principal officer of the National Assembly.
Meanwhile, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has called on the Federal Government to take state Governors who allegedly mismanaged the Paris Club loan refunds to court.