Following the recent arrest and prosecution of over 70 Nigerians by the US authorities for fraud and money laundering activities, the Presidency on Sunday said that new executive orders will be soon be signed by President Buhari to tackle international fraud.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, who made the declaration in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, said the present administration will work with all nations around the globe to fight criminality.
He said, “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”.
“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.
On the negative impact and stigma which the recent bust by the FBI might have, the presidential spokesman noted that the action of a few Nigerians is not the action of all Nigerians.
He said, “The action of a single Nigerian is not the action of all Nigerians”.
According to him, Nigerians are hardworking and honest people, and as such cannot all be termed fraudulent just because of the misdeeds of a very few.