Saturday, 19 September 2015

You will be suprise to know how much GEJ withdraw for CBN before Election

Former president Goodluck Jonathan reportedly authorised the withdrawal of a whopping N67.2 billion in cash from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) between November 2014 and February 2015 for “special services,” Premium Times reports.
According to Premium Times’ source, even more ‘curious’ large withdrawals were made from the bank before the 2015 general elections but we were unable to obtain documents to authenticate the claims.
However, Premium Times reportedly obtained highly classified documents that show that at least N67.2 billion were withdrawn in cash from the banks in two tranches. The money were carted away in bullion vans, insiders at the CBN said.

One of the withdrawals was made through a memo which originated from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, allegedly based on Mr. Jonathan’s instruction.

The second memo was generated by the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that is in charge of the Federal Government’s investments in the petroleum industry.

The first memo, titled “Request for Funds for Special Services” and dated November 2014, contained a request for the withdrawal of $47 million cash out of N10 billion earmarked for release for an unbudgeted “special services”.

In the memo an official from Mr. Dasuki’s office had drawn the CBN governor’s attention to a previous discussion and requested the release of the said funds by the bank.

The balance from the N10 billion, the memo directed, was to be paid out in Euro, while a certain Director of Finance and Administration with the name S.A Salisu, was authorised to sign and receive the haul of U.S dollars and Euro in cash, on behalf of the NSA’s office.

According to sources, the funds were spent on “electioneering-related” matters, but this information couldn’t be independably verified yet.
The second memo, raised by NAPIMS, and dated February 25, 2015 conveyed an instruction to the director, Banking and Payment System Department of the CBN to urgently pay in cash, the sum of $289,202,382 (N57.2 billion) to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

The payment instruction in favour of the NIA was signed by one Okonkwo Godwin, a general manager of finance at NAPIMS, with staff No. 18526, on February 25, 2015.

CBN’s director of corporate communications, Ibrahim Mu’azu, said he did not have authority to speak to the media about the status of the bank customers’ transaction details. However, a senior official, who asked not to be named, said the bank has details of the transaction. Read details on

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