$1bn Boko Haram funds done in good faith – Dickson

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…-Assures of security in Bayelsa

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

ABUJA – GOVERNOR Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Tuesday in Abuja stated that the Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum’s NGF, decision to grant federal government permission to utilize $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account for security was taken in good faith.

The governor’s reaction came on the heels of the controversy surrounding the approval given during the last National Economic Council, NEC, meeting when he addressed state House correspondents after meeting with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

According to him, the decision was not a political one but meant to strengthen the country’s security apparatus.

He said, “It was a decision taken in good faith to support our security services, to strengthen our national security and enhance operations in the interest of everybody else.

“This is not a…



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