The Presidency has said that new executive orders will be given to tackle international fraud.
This is according to Mr Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.
His comments come few days after US authorities announced charges against 80 people, most of which are Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and money laundering operation that netted millions of dollars from victims of internet con jobs.
Reacting to the development, Mr Garba Shehu who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, said the present administration will work with all nations around the globe to fight 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 loop holes that have been exploited by our fellow country men to go out there and embarrass and black paint the country”.
The President’s media aide said, “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.”
He further stressed that President Buhari is not one to excuse Nigerians from obeying laws of the country in which they reside.
Speaking about the negative impact and stigma which the recent bust by the FBI might have, Mr Shehu said, “The action of a single Nigerian is not the action of all Nigerians”.
He also stated that Nigerians are hardworking and honest people, and as such cannot all be termed fraudulent just because of the misdeeds of a very few. (Channels TV)
•Text (excluding headline) courtesy of Channels TV.