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UK Parliament: Yakubu Gowon Took Half of CBN, Nigerians Reacts

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Nigerians React To UK Parliament Member's Claim That Gowon Stole Half Of CBN

A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted claims by a member of the United Kingdom parliament, that General Yakubu Gowon, a former Nigerian Head of State, stole half of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

NGstudents had reported that the UK parliament member made the allegation on Monday, November 23 during the House deliberation on the aftermath of the EndSARS protest, and possible sanctions to be meted on top Nigerians regarding the roles they played in the killing of unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate.

The parliamentarian said, “What we are seeing in Nigeria today is part of that story. It is a tragedy we are all witnessing because we see things falling apart.

“The problem this time is not foreign pressure known as colonialism. The pressure instead is corruption and violence and attempts at control (of power).

“We need to call out the corruption, we need to use the powers that we have in this country to stop those who are profiting from the wealth of that great nation and hiding it here.

“Now some people will remember when general Gowon left Nigeria, he took half of the Central Bank, so it is said, and moved to London.

“We know today, even now in this great city of ours, there are sadly some people who have taken the wealth of Nigerian people and hidden their ill-gotten gains here.

“We know that our banks sadly have been used for that profit or that illegal transfer of asset and that means that the UK is in a unique position in being able to actually do something to really exert pressure on those who have robbed Nigerians,” he opined.

Watch the video below…

Moments after a video showing when the UK parliament member made the claim about Gowon, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to air their opinions on the matter.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…

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