The Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Bolaji Owosanoye, says British Government has vowed to give the Federal Government the names of Nigerians who own property in the country as from next year.
During an interview with NAN in New York, Owosanoye revealed that this move is a great step towards eradicating corruption in the country.
“There’s no doubt that rogues in government oppress and impoverish their people by corruption and this must be sanctioned by collective action. We need to make sure that there is no safe haven for you (corrupt officials) to run to. Britain has promised that by 2018, she will provide Nigeria with the information about who owns what and where; that’s very helpful. These include all the houses that have been bought by public officials or accounts that are held by public officials on which they are right now not paying taxes or which they cannot explain the sources. So if you cannot buy a house in England, you have to look for somewhere else. But if all countries criminalise this, then it becomes much more difficult unless you want to buy the house on Mars,” he said