Buhari okays NEITI, NFIU, others to recover N2.65 trillion from oil companies
The NEITI boss said, “We can’t all sit down and watch as a few people will want to fritter the resources that are available to this country. This country is in a haste to develop and needs resources to provide roads, water, electricity, build infrastructure for our people and our teeming youths and make life abundant and to reduce the exodus of our youths to other jurisdictions where they go and even things get tougher.
“When we travel around the world and we meet Nigerians, I feel pained because some of them are the best talents and brains that could have been more useful in our country.
“Everyday, we get reports of illegal mining, extortion and selling of our mineral resources in the international market without any consideration, especially in the area that these activities border on our national security.’’
Orji expressed his delight at the president’s quick intervention to enhance NEITI’s work and noted that the organisation had met with the EFCC, ICPC, and NFIU for similar engagements which have gone beyond signing papers.