President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) said that Nigeria is sending a notice to criminal groups around the world that it’s no longer business as usual going by the way it is vigorously prosecuting Precess and Industrial Development (P&ID).
The President says of the company: “P&ID scam attempting to cheat Nigeria”.
The President spoke at the UNGA on Tuesday, where said his government is facing the challenges of corruption head-on.
“Organised criminal networks, often acting with impunity across international borders present new challenges where only collective action can deliver genuine results,” Buhari told the general assembly at the UN headquarters in New York.
“The present Nigerian government is facing the challenges of corruption head-on. We are giving notice to international criminal groups by the vigorous prosecution of the P&ID scam attempting to cheat Nigeria of billions of dollars.
“This is true in the battle against violent extremism, against trafficking in people and drugs and against corruption and money laundering.”
The Nigerian government is prosecuting officials of P&ID Nigeria, after the P&ID registered in British Virgin Island secured a $9.6 billion award and interest against Nigeria.
The Commercial Director of the company, another director of P&ID Nigeria pled guilty in the country only last week. A former director in the ministry of Petroleum Resources is currently on trial for collecting $20, 000 forcing circumventing due process. Also a former Chief Justice of Nigeria has been fingered as the person who after collecting $50, 000 ignored Nigerian awe that forbid him from giving such legally advice to a foreign entity.
Former Attorney General Michael Andooaka has equally stayed that he was not in the knowledge of such contract since it did not pass through the Federal Executive Council while he was the chief law officer of the country.