President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly ordered the Nigerian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates to compile and submit the list of Nigerian public officials with assets in the UAE.
According to Sahara Reporters, President Buhari also set a deadline of March 31, 2016 for the completion of the compilation.
Earlier this week, the President was in the UAE, where he signed several bilateral agreements between Nigeria and the Middle East nation, to facilitate the extradition of suspects wanted in Nigeria and also for the repatriation of stolen assets back to Nigeria.
The report further stated that Nigeria’s ambassador to the UAE, Ibrahim Auwalu, has been instructed to extend his term of service to make certain that the list is succinctly compiled and submitted to the President.
Earlier in the week, Sahara Reporters obtained and published on its Twitter page, the names of numerous public officials and politically exposed persons who own real estate in Dubai.
They are; former Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s special assistant on domestic matters, Waripamowei Dudafa, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Muazu, former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Mr. Jonathan’s former campaign spokesman, Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Transportation, Idris Umar, former Minister for the Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe, former Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke (who recently moved to The Hague), former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, who has been indicted in Nigeria, former Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, and former First Lady Patience Jonathan.