Hello everyone, here is Olajide Beke, a Political Analyst based in Lagos with another feature article. His articles and views are his own opinion and they are always very interesting and enlightening. Here's a link to some of his previous post on my blog.
I'm tempted to write this stinker to all who had been saying rubbish concerning the ongoing #DasukiGate of $2.1 Billion. I think many don't know how much 2 billion dollars is worth and what it could achieve. So they underrate the gravity of the offence. As at the time of sharing the money last year, a dollar was about 220 to Naira thus $1= N220.
So if you calculate the worth of $2.1 billion in Naira. That's a whooping 525 billion Naira, and now that a dollar is N305, this will amount about N675 billion. Ahhhhhhh!!! Half a trillion naira!!!!!
In a country where the whole of Lagos State gets between 9 to 10 billion Naira as monthly allocation to cater for over 25 million people of Lagos, even at the height of Oil boom, I'm not sure it was up to that. So in a year, Lagos alone at the height of oil boom could only access N120 billion in a year, which means that if paid regularly, the amount which Dasuki squandered could take care of Lagosians comfortably for 5 years.
Oyo State allocation is around N4.5 billion to cater for about estimated 10 million people of the State. They could be wrong but the last census figure was about 5 million. Oyo State could only access about N50 billion! And it will take the whole Oyo State 10 years at least to finish N500 billion plus.
And some people out there are so audacious to be clamouring for the release of these sort of animals who care less about the lives of fellow human beings???
For God's sake there are 1,000 pieces of 1 million in a billion. I mean 1 million Naira in 1,000 places. If you wake up in the morning & you spend 1 million Naira daily, you will only manage to spend 365 to 366 million Naira in a year and it may take you up to 4 years to squander 1 billion Naira if you live moderately on 1 million Naira per day as allowance, so N500 billion would take how many years to finish? Only a Mad man could do that, which is why I think psychiatric tests should be carried out on these people.
Dasuki is just over 60 years old now and at worst he will have 30 more years to live in this sinful world. Tell me, can he ever spend that much before he dies? Why are we so wicked in this country???
So far, below are the names of the looters:
Peter Odili= N100m
Rasheed Ladoja=. N100m
Attahiru Bafarawa= N100m
Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi= N100m
Jim Nwobodo= N500m
Tony Anenih= N260m
Bode Goerge= N100m/$30,000
Yerima Abdullahi= N100m
Olu Falae= N100m
Tanko Yakassai= N63m
Gen Bello Sarkin Yaki= N200m
Raymond Dokpesi= N2.1b
Iyorchia Ayu= N345m
BAM Properties= N300m
Dalhatu Investment= N1.6b
Mohammed Bello Haliru & son= N300m
Bello Matawalle= N300m
ACACIA Holdings= N60m
Bashir Yuguda= N1,950,000
Olisa Metuh= N400m
Nduka Obaigbena= N670m
Guild of Editors= N50m
Isa Jafaru= N160m
I'm not a good Mathematician but if you sum these up, President Buhari hasn't recovered N25 billion from the misappropriated 525 billion Naira arms funds alone, yet you want him to grant Dasuki or what-is-his-name bail just because of democracy?
Democracy my foot!! For God's sake, we are not even talking about the yearly allocation for Security yet. Just the one we call extra-budgetary funds. What if President Buhari needs to look at how the annual Security-Votes were been spent in the last 6 years? We will surely weep for this country. Yet they still misappropriated a whooping 2.1 billion dollars!!!
We are yet to talk of the various funds under Deziani, not what Tukur did at Railway & not what Fani Kayode did at Aviation despite innocent deaths through air crashes.
This isn't APC's fight. Fight for your right, fight for your lives, fight for your immediate children. Fight for your grand children.
Instead, some are foolishly crying for Biafra forgetting to fight those who destroyed Nigeria. Please fight those people first before you ask for Biafra country because when you leave, those destroyers would leave with you and eventually destroy the new country, if it ever comes to reality.
Please note those with the biggest share from the loot and which part of Nigeria that they came from.
Nigerians, please "Think"!
Article by: Olajide Beke
Article by: Olajide Beke