The United States of America might be considering Visa restrictions on Nigerian government officials and a cut off in the aid being sent to Nigeria as a result of the presidential pardon granted a former governor of Bayelsa State accused of corruption, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
Also, in another report by The Hill, a U.S. Newspaper, the Obama administration threatened to cut off aid to Nigeria after the government of President Goodluck Jonathan pardoned Alamieyeseigha.
The State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland was quoted as saying: “The United States government is deeply disappointed over the recent pardons of corrupt officials by the Nigerian government. We see this as a setback for the fight against corruption and also for our ability to play the strong role we’ve played in supporting rule of law and legal institution building in Nigeria, which is very important for the future of the country, obviously.”
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When asked if the United States could cut off aid, she didn’t rule it out. “We have made clear to the Nigerians that this puts a question mark on the kinds of work that we’ve been trying to do with them. We haven’t yet taken the kinds of steps that you’re suggesting, but we’re continuing to look at what’s appropriate.”
Nigeria was slated to receive $660.5 million in the president’s 2012 budget, more than any other sub-Saharan country except Ethiopia.
What do you really think about this State Pardon??? I think Someone is been manipulated on the Top...That our Oga at the Top sha...Something is really wrong.....