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Nigerian Officials Signing Loan Documents Written In Chinese Language, Lawmaker Claims


A member of the Home of Representatives, Mr Ben Ibakpa has claimed some Nigerian officers signed mortgage paperwork from China written within the Chinese language language.

Mr Ibakpa mentioned this on Thursday when he appeared on Channels Tv’s breakfast present, Dawn Every day, claiming that the Nationwide Meeting is just not carried alongside when the nation takes loans from China.

In line with the member representing Ethiope Federal Constituency, the Nationwide Meeting has been stored at the hours of darkness prior to now regarding the Chinese language loans.

“The nationwide meeting is stored at the hours of darkness in all these loans. The Nationwide Meeting is just not a part of it. Even the Bureau for Public Procurement is just not conscious of those loans.

“These loans are collected through the China Civil Engineering Development Company (CCECC).  They bring about a invoice, the Federal government approves the invoice,” the lawmaker mentioned.

He added that “from what we have seen from other countries, the Chinese loans are overpriced and these people are very corrupt.”

He mentioned the current administration having campaigned with an anti-corruption mantra ought to do higher in checking these loans as corruption is fueled by awarding of contracts.

Mr. Ibakpa, claimed that some Nigerian officers don’t critically look into mortgage paperwork earlier than signing, and mentioned that “Some of these agreements that are signed, they come in Chinese language.”

Whereas admitting that the Nationwide Meeting might not have finished the precise factor over time, he added that no matter has been finished up to now that it isn’t appropriate, must be corrected.

He mentioned that for the 2020 finances, “we’re taking about over N2 trillion appropriated for debt servicing. We acceptable and we don’t understand how these cash is being spent

“That’s the reason now we have come for as soon as, allow us to look into what has been occurring since 2002.”

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