JUST IN: Presidency Announces Travel Ban On ’50 VISIBLE Persons’

JUST IN: Presidency Announces Travel Ban On ’50 VISIBLE Persons’

By Sadiq Umar – The Presidency has announced a travel ban on 50 Nigerians with assets inside a minimum value of N50million, even while it assures Nigerians of its commitment to the rule of law.

President Muhammadu Buhari direct the implementation of the travel restrictions which &ldquo also;placed no less than 50 visible persons directly suffering from EO6 on watch-list and restricted them from leaving the county pending the determination of these cases.”

The announcement which didn’t disclose the identity of the “visible persons” suffering from the ban is within a statement by Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, Saturday.

“The Buhari administration reassures all patriotic and well-meaning Nigerians of its commitment to the fight corruption, relative to the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the overall principles of the Rule of Law,” Mr. Shehu stated.

“Accordingly, this administration will uphold the rule of law in every its actions and the proper of citizens will be protected as guaranteed by the Constitution,” he added.

Read full statement below:

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT BUHARI DIRECTS IMPLEMENTATION OF EO 6 COMPLETELY FORCE

Following the moment judicial affirmation of the constitutionality and legality of the Executive Order 6 (EO6), President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice to implement the Order completely force.

To this final end, several enforcement procedures are in place where the Nigeria Immigration Service along with other security agencies have placed no less than 50 visible persons directly suffering from EO6 on watch-list and restricted them from leaving the county pending the determination of these cases.

Also, the financial transactions of the persons of interest are increasingly being monitored by the relevant agencies to make certain the assets aren’t dissipated and such persons usually do not interfere with, nor corrupt the investigation and litigation processes howsoever.

It is instructive to notice that EO6 was specifically directed to relevant police agencies to make sure that all assets inside a minimum value of N50 million or equivalent, at the mercy of litigation or investigation are protected from dissipation by using all available lawful means, pending the ultimate determination of any corruption-related matter.

The Buhari administration reassures all patriotic and well-meaning Nigerians of its commitment to the fight corruption, relative to the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the overall principles of the Rule of Law.

Accordingly, this administration will uphold the rule of law in every its actions and the proper of citizens will be protected as guaranteed by the Constitution.

We, therefore, enjoin all Nigerians to cooperate with regulations enforcement authorities towards ensuring an effective implementation of the Executive Order 6 that is a paradigm-changing policy of the government in the fight corruption.

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

October 13, 2018