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Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by modath(f): 2:43pm On Jun 06, 2016


Well, we finally got a partial list and a partially fulfilled promise from the Buhari administration after the President's compulsory rite of passage in his dealings with the people: the own goal of making promises nobody asked you to make and then having to be dragged kicking and screaming to fulfill your promises after suffering avoidable dents on the integrity front.


We have repeatedly tried to assure the administration that these various categories of enemies of the anti-corruption efforts have nothing to say about the weaknesses of the said efforts that anybody should lose any sleep over. They have zero moral basis from which to make the transition from silent enhancers and facilitators of Goodluck Jonathan's, Dasuki's, and Diezani's years of economic genocide to credible critics of the current anti-corruption war. Hey, they are criticizing the current anti-corruption war because there is an ongoing war to criticize!

There are of course genuine voices to be listened to in terms of how to constantly help the administration and Professor Itse Sagay's committee improve upon their efforts and work on perceived weaknesses in terms of process and procedure and also matters of perception, fairness, and balance. There are also incurable Buhari praise singers to be avoided if the administration is not to allow herself to be convinced that the anti-corruption war is perfect because it is run by a deified and an infallible President.

President Jonathan did recover some funds - especially from the Abacha stash. Depending on which direction her gele was facing and whether she was addressing audiences in Nigeria, Europe, or Washington, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala kept changing her narrative of what was done with the funds until she finally had to admit grudgingly that a healthy chunk of the funds had been funnelled into the Dasuki ATM for the election. She waived some kind of authorization document to absolve herself.

The Buhari administration must learn from this. We shall legitimately want to know what happened to the current funds before 2019. And we shall definitely expect people to have been outed, given a fair trial and sentenced to death if we have the death penalty on our books for economic treason. We don't? Okay, I could live with hefty prison sentences.

There is already talk that the recovered funds could take care of 30% of the deficit in the current budget.

No, I do not support ploughing the recovered loot back into the budget. It should go into a dedicated fund for accelerated development projects all over the country. The challenge will be how to ensure that funded projects are 21st-entury or futuristic infrastructure that do not suffer from contract inflation and corner cutting by contractors.

When you build or refurbish hospitals, roads, classrooms; when you provide water projects (not boreholes) for communities, there should be a plaque commemorating such projects and indicating clearly the source of the funds - this is what was stolen from you, and this is how we have spent it after recovering it.

In President Buhari's shoes, I would spend this money on an Adojutelegan basis. I would start in the hometown of the supervisor of the monumental corruption that is now yielding the recovered funds. He is also the hero of the fiercest enemies of the anti-corruption war who have been polluting our airwaves, heehawing that no funds were recovered, or the figures have been exaggerated, etc.

In President Buhari's shoes, I would embark on a major water project in Otuoke. I understand that a borehole had to be hurriedly built when President Jonathan was on his way out. This should not be the case. A former President's home town deserves a standard water project. There should be a 21st-century water project in Otuoke taking treated pipe-borne water to every home in the town. I would conclude this project in one year and invite Mrs Ngozi Okonjo Iweala to cut the tape and commission it.

Next, I would set up a committee to identify and compile the names of many of the fiercest deniers of the Jonathan/Dasuki/Diezani corruption industrial complex. It is not difficult to identify those who are denying the corruption or brazenly embracing and supporting it. They are all very vocal and visible on Facebook and Twitter. It will not be too difficult to identify their hometowns and villages.

My good guess is that the home towns and villages of these people are likely to be the hardest hit by the corruption of their hero: rickety schools, dilapidated clinics, no roads, nothing. I am also guessing that if you contact the development unions or associations in their home towns and villages, you would find out that many of these pro-corruption town criers on social media would be absent from the list of active participants in town or village development projects and efforts. If the community raised money for a borehole in the last five years because the money to provide water had been looted by the Jonathan corruption industrial complex, it is a safe bet you would not find their names on the list of contributors.

In Buhari's shoes, I would use the recovered funds to construct 21st-century roads, rehabilitate primary and secondary school classrooms, build hospitals and clinics, fund standard water projects, etc., in the towns and villages of such identified enemies of the anti-corruption war.

I would start by renovating every classroom in Reno Omokri's village and have the project commissioned by Tolu Ogunlesi. I would then go to Femi Aribisala's village, build a 21st - century hospital with recovered funds, and have it commissioned by Oby Ezekwesili, the lady in whose presence he was delegitimizing the anti-corruption war recently in a debate.

All over the country, there is no shortage of pro-corruption activists whose home towns and villages took a tragic hit from the corruption industrial complex of their hero. Use money recovered from the corruption supervised by their hero to develop their home towns and villages.

No, it is not pettiness.

 

It is what the Yoruba call Adojutelegan



http://saharareporters.com/2016/06/05/how-spend-recovered-looted-funds-pius-adesanmi

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by modath(f): 2:44pm On Jun 06, 2016

In President Buhari's shoes, I would embark on a major water project in Otuoke.


Baba Nla Checkmate of life..

If this is done, even Patience Jonathan will exclaim... "Goodluck, your manhood can never live on" cool

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by johnstar(m): 4:47pm On Jun 06, 2016
Al of una b tif


Make God punish una,


All dis our leaders una dey mad na una dey make dis country dey hard .. Na to comot for this country sure pass

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by CXLVII: 4:48pm On Jun 06, 2016

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by Nobody: 4:48pm On Jun 06, 2016
but our ipob brethren said no loot was recovered.
abeg see knockout
If in President Buhari's shoes, I would embark on a major water project in Otuoke. I understand that a borehole had to be hurriedly built when President Jonathan was on his way out. This should not be the case. A former President's home town deserves a standard water project. There should be a 21st-century water project in Otuoke taking treated pipe-borne water to every home in the town. I would conclude this project in one year and invite Mrs Ngozi Okonjo Iweala to cut the tape and commission it.

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by sleemfesh: 4:49pm On Jun 06, 2016
Can't believe someone is still this pained about oga Jonathan. He is gone and resting and waking strong. Let's face our Bleep up in the name of APC and Buhari. We asked for what we have now. Well they did. Cos I wouldn't have voted a former overthrown dictator over my dead body.

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by sammyj: 4:50pm On Jun 06, 2016
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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by shamecurls(m): 4:50pm On Jun 06, 2016
Ugandans will never agree even though there celebrated Hero did nothing for them all through his reign

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by AkasGonahMani(m): 4:52pm On Jun 06, 2016
who go help dis boy pls? 08037517611. Currently now @ Usman Danfodio Teaching Hospital Sokoto.. Treated three times but still not successful.

Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by Pavore9: 4:54pm On Jun 06, 2016
"All over the country, there is no shortage of pro-corruption activists whose home towns and villages took a tragic hit from the corruption industrial complex of their hero"............. cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by Nobody: 4:55pm On Jun 06, 2016
cool

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by Bitterleafsoup: 4:55pm On Jun 06, 2016
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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by ElekeNtioba: 4:56pm On Jun 06, 2016
The joke is on you. More than a year gone and you are still mastùrbating over GEJ.

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by jejemanito: 4:56pm On Jun 06, 2016
Pius Adesanmi and Strive Masiyiwa are the only reason I visit facebook!!!!

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by Bitterleafsoup: 4:56pm On Jun 06, 2016
Pavore9:
"All over the country, there is no shortage of pro-corruption activists whose home towns and villages took a tragic hit from the corruption industrial complex of their hero"............. cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by Dimejidude(m): 4:57pm On Jun 06, 2016
Professor Pius Adesanmi as usual


Very precise article!


Use the money they stole from us to develop their village(s) and invite their fiercest enemy to comission the projects grin

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by SWG25: 4:58pm On Jun 06, 2016
Bullshiit
Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by frinx: 4:59pm On Jun 06, 2016
I fully support his position on not funding the budget with the recovered funds, the monies should be channelled to 21st century standard projects...
Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by modath(f): 4:59pm On Jun 06, 2016
shamecurls:
Ugandans will never agree even though there celebrated Hero did nothing for them all through his reign

The aim isn't to benefit by way of infrastructure / social development or, personal economic progress...

It is the "pillars" (without form) nomenclature that captivates , just to have bragging right of "Na we dey dia" "Na awa pikin dey run tinz" is enough.. cool

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by Realdeals(m): 4:59pm On Jun 06, 2016
That will be an Upper Cut!

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by drey08(m): 5:01pm On Jun 06, 2016
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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by salabscholar01(m): 5:04pm On Jun 06, 2016
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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by demandtruth: 5:04pm On Jun 06, 2016
sleemfesh:
Can't believe someone is still this pained about oga Jonathan. He is gone and resting and waking strong. Let's us face our Bleep up in the name of APC and Buhari. We asked for what we have now. We'll they did. Cos I woulda voted a former overthrown dictator over my dead body.

Pained? How.

This is a professor lecturing in a Canadian University.

He can't be bought by anyone.

The mere fact that you are pique by his analogy, for no sensible reason, betrayed your pain.

From what you have written, you'll prefer a failure who you can't link a single completed project to in 6yrs, to a year old process

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by bejeiodus(m): 5:06pm On Jun 06, 2016
Pius threw quite some punch with his write up. His sarcasm was quite pristine. My problem with men like him is they believe governance is a stroll in the park. They stand by the sidelines and blame those sweating it out on the field. He should kindly leave the comfort of America and come home to seek election into an office.
Abati was an armchair critic like Adesanmi until he experienced the heat of being in public office.
Pius should not deny Nigerians his "omniscient" ability.

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by demandtruth: 5:07pm On Jun 06, 2016
sleemfesh:
Can't believe someone is still this pained about oga Jonathan. He is gone and resting and waking strong. Let's us face our Bleep up in the name of APC and Buhari. We asked for what we have now. We'll they did. Cos I woulda voted a former overthrown dictator over my dead body.

Pained? How.

This is a professor lecturing in a Canadian University.

He can't be bought by anyone.

The mere fact that you are pique by his analogy, for no sensible reason, betrayed your pain.

From what you have written, you'll prefer a failure who you can't link a single completed project to in 6yrs, to a year old process.

Better go secure a job or your future instead of ruminating over a loss course.

God will protect the president. This nation shall witness a good order and greater progress in years to come whether you like it or not

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by modath(f): 5:09pm On Jun 06, 2016
bejeiodus:
Pius really threw some punches with this write up. His sarcasm was quite pristine. My problem with men like him is they believe governance is a stroll in the park. They stand by the sidelines and blame those sweating it out on the field. He should kindly leave the comfort of America and come home to seek election into an office.
Abati was an armchair critic like Adesanmi until he experienced the heat of being in public office.
Pius should not deny Nigerians is "omniscient" prowess.

Bros, Haba... You are higher than this kind of reasoning nah!! What part of Otuoke has no potable water is palatable? (pun intended)

Or will 400m not build in Olisa Metuh's community a standard fully equipped primary health care facility if an hospital is over reaching ?

Rueben Abati lost his voice because he was "eating"!!

Pius Adesanmi won't be voted because he probably doesn't have anything to offer party delegates neither will a godfather take up such a strong character..

This isn't about the heat of the kitchen, Africa' ruling class is populated by the lowest brow of criminals this side Of HELL!!
Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by OlujobaSamuel: 5:12pm On Jun 06, 2016
I just gbadun this man, e no dey get short of words to hit the nail.

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Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by PrinceMario(m): 5:16pm On Jun 06, 2016
Great write up from a genius. This professor is brilliant, no doubt.
Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by Nobody: 5:20pm On Jun 06, 2016
Well, i have nothing to say grin


**Just passing by**
Re: Pius Adesanmi "How To Spend Jonathan Era Recovered Looted Funds". by bejeiodus(m): 5:23pm On Jun 06, 2016
modath:


Bros, Haba... You are higher than this kind of reasoning!! What part of Otuoke has no potable water is palatable?

Or the looted funds
Modath, I have been reading Adesanmi's articles since the days of Nigeria Village Square. He is always giving precepts. To condemn is easy, to act is difficult. I am not supporting corruption; I am only appalled at people who sit on sanctimonious moral fence to hurl stones at those who labour on the field.
Pius should come down an pick an appointment. Many before him have been called to the table only to salivate on the same food they condemned.

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