BREAKING: Buhari bans 50 high-profile Nigerians from travelling (see list)

Ultimatetimestv blog has learnt that the presidency, on Saturday, circulated the  statement below announcing the placement of 50 high-profile Nigerians on travelling restrictions.

The individuals, whose identities were not disclosed, include those whose assets, valued at N50million and above, are subject of corruption investigation and litigation.

The statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the step is part of the implementation
of Executive Order Number 6 which seeks to ensure “that all assets within a minimum value of N50 million or equivalent, subject to investigation or litigation are protected from dissipation by employing every available lawful means, pending the final determination of any corruption-related matter.”

Mr Shehu added that the financial transactions of these persons of interest are also being monitored and checkmated by relevant agencies to ensure the assets are not dissipated and that such persons do not interfere with,investigation and litigation processes.

READ FULL STATEMENT BELOW
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT BUHARI DIRECTS
IMPLEMENTATION OF EO 6 IN FULL FORCE

Following the instant judicial
affirmation of the constitutionality and
legality of the Executive Order 6 (EO6),
President Muhammadu Buhari has
mandated the Attorney-General of the
Federation and the Minister of Justice to
implement the Order in full force.
To this end, a number of enforcement
procedures are currently in place by
which the Nigeria Immigration Service
and other security agencies have placed
no fewer than 50 high profile persons
directly affected by EO6 on watch-list
and restricted them from leaving the
county pending the determination of
their cases.
Also, the financial transactions of these
persons of interest are being monitored
by the relevant agencies to ensure that
the assets are not dissipated and such
persons do not interfere with, nor
howsoever corrupt the investigation
and litigation processes.
It is instructive to note that EO6 was
specifically directed to relevant law
enforcement agencies to ensure that all
assets within a minimum value of N50
million or equivalent, subject to
investigation or litigation are protected
from dissipation by employing all
available lawful means, pending the
final determination of any corruption-
related matter.
The Buhari administration reassures all
well-meaning and patriotic Nigerians of
its commitment to the fight against
corruption, in accordance with the 1999
Constitution (as amended) and the
general principles of the Rule of Law.
Accordingly, this administration will
uphold the rule of law in all its actions
and the right of citizens would be
protected as guaranteed by the
Constitution.
We, therefore, enjoin all Nigerians to
cooperate with the law enforcement
authorities towards ensuring a
successful implementation of the
Executive Order 6 which is a paradigm-
changing policy of the Federal
Government in the fight against
corruption.
Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
October 13, 2018