By Anthony Isibor
THE Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has said that the country needs to cut down on criminality.
Obi, who spoke as a guest at the Realnews 11th Anniversary Lecture held recently at Sheraton Hotel in Lagos, regretted that he could not stay till the end of the lecture, but promised to stay abreast of the discussions.
The former governor of Anambra State thanked Realnews for choosing the theme: Threats of Illicit Funds Flow to African Economy, and noted that it was a topical issue that needed to be addressed in line with nation building.
Obi, who is also the leader of the Obedient Movement and very influential in the Nigerian politics, said: “I thank you for this very topical issue, I am sure I will be reading it from various journalists that are here. I like to listen to things like this because they are part of nation building.
“So I urge all of us to listen to those who are going to discuss it. I’m going to read about it and I’ll continue to learn, especially as we have a country that requires us to cut down on criminality and things like this in order to build a better society for our children. Thank you and God bless you.”
The event, which had several experts as panelists to discuss the rippling effects of Illicit Financial Flows and how it affects the African economy, had Edwin W. Harris Jr., Director-General, ECOWAS Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa, GIABA as guest lecturer.
-November 13, 2023 @ 17:55 GMT |