The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said after the investigation on the $2.1billion arms fund, the misappropriation of funds in the oil sector by the Goodluck Jonathan-led administration may be the next to be probed by the Federal Government. Amaechi made this known on Thursday during a panel session at a round-table discussion organised by Business Eye in Lagos while speaking on the missing $49bn oil revenue, which the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido, alleged that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation did not remit into the Federation Account.
Amaechi said, “Even before Sanusi and President Goodluck Jonathan began to quarrel, I had to leak that letter. Sanusi wrote that letter to the President in September, I leaked it sometime in January, and that letter was personal: ‘Mr. President, $49bn was missing,’ and I got a copy of that letter. Instead of the Federal Government to say we are going to address this, they began to debate with the CBN governor and Nigerians join in the debate. Oh, it is not possible. Now, they have seen that is possible. I am sure this investigation going on, maybe when they finish with arms deal, they will go to oil. You will be seeing the stealing as it is going.”