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“Let Him Speak For Himself” – Nigerians Drag Adesina For Defending Gowon Over ‘CBN Looting’

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Nigerians have taken to social media to call out AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina over his statement in defence of former Nigeria Head of State, Yakubu Gowon who was recently accused of looting the Central Bank while in power.

Adesina had waded into the controversy which started when a member of the British Parliament Tom Tugendhat who spoke on Monday, while addressing British lawmakers alleged that Gowon looted half of the Central Bank of Nigeria and escaped with the wealth to the UK.

The allegation has continued to generate mixed reactions even as Gowon himself has come out to deny any such thing was done by him, boasting that he served Nigeria with integrity and commitment.

In his own reaction on Thursday morning, Adesina had tweeted: “Be careful of misinformation! H.E. General Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former Head of State, is a man of great honour, decency, honesty, amazing simplicity, humility and integrity. I know him. A great and admirable elder statesman of Nigeria. His honesty and integrity are impeccable.”

But after his submission on Twitter, Nigerians have disagreed with his position, arguing that Gowon is far from a decent or honourable man as he presided over the killing of many innocent children during the Biafra civil war in Nigeria between 1967 and 1970 and also allegedly didn’t uphold the Aburi accord, including wasting national resources during the country’s oil boom.

See some of their reactions.

Source: Naija News