Image: Dr. Peregrino Brimah of http://ENDS.ng stands in protest Friday at Nigerian embassy, New York
Feb. 24, 2014
Allegations that billions of dollars in oil revenues are missing has Nigerians online demanding accountability from their government.
Central Bank governor Lamido Sanusi has repeatedly called for an investigation into the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Sanusi initially charged that nearly $50 billion went missing in 18 months, but an audit ordered by the Senate finance committee estimates the amount to be closer to $20 billion.
President Goodluck Jonathan suspended Sanusi on Thursday, describing his leadership of the central bank in a statement as “characterised by various acts of financial recklessness and misconduct”. Sanusi plans to appeal the suspension in court.
Many used #WhereIsOurMoney to debate the suspension and criticise the government for failing to account for the alleged missing revenue.
— Misbahu Chedi (@Emtee_chedi) February 24, 2014