The Presidency has said there would be new executive
orders to tackle international fraud after the US Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) released a list of 77 Nigerians indicted in fraud-related cases.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity,
Garba Shehu, while speaking on Channels TV on Monday, said the government would
work with all nations to tackle criminality.
“The government will generate and ask for new laws from the National Assembly and there will be new executive orders that will block some of these loopholes that have been exploited by our fellow countrymen to go out there and embarrass and black paint the country,” Mr Shehu said.
He added: “Every citizen of this country who travels
out of the country, is required to obey the laws of their host countries,”
adding that “the government would not stand in the way of the justice system.”
On the effect of FBI’s list on Nigeria’s image on the international
scene, Shehu said the action of one Nigerian should not be taken as a
representation of every Nigerian.
“The action of a single Nigerian is not the action of
all Nigerians,” he said.
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