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El-Rufai ‘Ex-minister’s associates tried to return $250 million to me,’ Governor says

The offer is believed to have been made in a bid to avoid President Muhammadu Buhari’s sweeping anti-corruption war.

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said that a former minister’s associates have approached him with an offer to return $250 million in obviously looted funds.

The offer is believed to have been made in a bid to avoid President Muhammadu Buhari’s sweeping anti-corruption war.

“When you say you want to refund, it means you are admitting that you took what was not yours,” El-Rufai said according to the New York Times.

“I said, ‘I am a governor, I am not involved in this. I will pass on your message,” he added.

Buhari has vowed to deal with corruption in Nigeria and is also seeking the help of foreign governments to recover the country’s looted funds.

Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke is currently in the eye of the storm after being detained on money laundering charges in the United Kingdom.

Former Petroleum Minister, Dieziani Alison-Madueke play

Former Petroleum Minister, Dieziani Alison-Madueke

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Alison-Madueke and her associates are alleged to have looted billions of dollars in oil funds from Nigeria’s treasury.

READ: Diezani Alison-Madueke arrested in London

The situation has led Buhari to take control of the nation’s oil industry in a bid t sanitize it.

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