• Directs EFCC to prosecute culprits
From Godwin Tsa, Abuja
THE Federal Government has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other security agencies to investigate, identify and prosecute those behind the crisis experienced in the foreign exchange operations.
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), who disclosed this yesterday at a press briefing, said some nefarious and unscrupulous elements are deliberately sabotaging the economic agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari government.
The minister specifically blamed the current state of the naira on the activities of unscrupulous elements who, he said, were hiding under the cloak of “market forces” to deliberately undermine the national currency. He disclosed that those targeted in the investigation include regulatory agencies, businessmen and Bureau De Change operators, who he alleged, have been sabotaging the economic agenda of the present administration. Besides, the minister noted that as a responsible government “we cannot afford to allow such a situation anchored on unlawful alliance and criminal enterprise to continue unchecked, when it is apparent that its primary objective is to sabotage the economic agenda of the present administration.