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$1.85bn oil block sale: Jonathan govt never sold oil blocks – Group

29 June 2015, Lagos -Move on Nigeria, a civic and political action group that promotes democracy and good governance has faulted claim by the Secretary General of NEITI, MS Scot Clare that the Federal Government under President Jonathan sold an oil block for $1.85 billion and remitted only $100 million to the Federation Account.

The group in a statement by its National Co-ordinator, Mr. Clem Aguiyi, said the governing party had since been re-echoing these allegations without making any effort to verify or substantiate them.

According to the group, ”the fundamental questions begging for answers which the Jonathan haters are unwilling to ask are: When did the transaction take place? What OPLs/OMLs were sold? Who held/operated the block(s) before the sale? Who bought the block(s)? Through what bank(s) was payment made?”

The group said it had done a detailed investigation on the matter in order to properly inform the public.

“We have gone into detailed investigation to unravel the truth of the matter and have discovered that it is all a ruse, a mischief aimed at demonizing and criminalizing the former president so as to achieve a larger sinister agenda.”

Mr. Clem Aguiyi then challenged anybody with any contrary evidence to advance them and provide answers to the questions raised.

– Vanguard

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