Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, has said that the federal government is not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism.
According to him, the government’s interest in ensuring that those found guilty will be brought to book.
Adesina disclosed this during a recent interview. He was asked if the president will address the recent move by
the United Arab Emirates to place six Nigerians on the terror list. The Nigerians are six of 38 individuals whom
the UAE suspects to be financiers of terrorism.
While responding, Adesina said the government will not name and shame such people.
“Naming and shaming will not be the motive. Naming and shaming won’t be the motive. Rather, bringing malefactors
to justice would be it. The interest of Nigeria is not in naming and shaming anybody. Rather, it wants to bring them
You see that the UAE had released some names and the AGF has responded saying that in due course,
all these people will have their days in court. Rest assured that justice will have its way.” he said
He further disclosed that investigation on the issue is underway at different levels.
“Investigations are going on at different levels. It could be at the level of EFCC; it could be at the level of
the National Intelligence Agency. Different security agencies would be working on it so that when
those people eventually appear in court, there will be what the lawyers call a prima facie case against them.” he said
By Taiyelolu A