Dokubo urges Tinubu to recover N600bn from Malami as Minister meets Jonathan, ex-militant over crude theft


A former Niger Delta agitator, Asari Dokubo, has called on President Bola Tinubu to do everything possible to “bring the immediate past Attorney General of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami, to return the N600 billion belonging to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs which he wrongfully channeled to projects that were unrelated to the Niger Delta region.”

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This was contained in a statement personally signed on Wednesday by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Abubakar Momoh.

Although the Minister did not provide details on the money, he said “The primary topics of discussion included regional peace and strategies to combat crude theft, which has been detrimental to Nigeria’s oil production.”

Momoh added that “Asari Dokubo, who holds significant influence as a political figure, provided valuable advice and expressed his commitment to supporting the minister in his role as the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.”

The Minister also said that he met with some leaders in the Niger Delta region, including former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Momoh said the meeting was aimed at navigating his role as a minister “for the effective running of the ministry, in line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.”

According to the statement, Momoh who met with Jonathan in his Abuja residence, shared valuable discussions as well as deliberated on strategies to combat “the issue of stolen crude, enhance infrastructure and generate employment opportunities for the teeming youths of Niger Delta.”