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AfDB boss, Adesina, defends Gowon against accusations of looting by UK lawmaker

‘The peace and unity of Nigeria are non-negotiable’— Gowon

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has said Yakubu Gowon, a former military Head of State, is a man of great honour and integrity.

He made the statement on his Twitter handle on Thursday in reaction to a comment by a British lawmaker, Tom Tugendhat about the former Head of State.

Mr Tugendhat had on Monday accused Gowon of “stealing half of Nigeria’s Central Bank” during a parliamentary debate on a petition seeking sanctions on Nigerian officials involved in the alleged excessive use of force on peaceful protesters during the #EndSARS protests.

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The AfDB President warned against misinformation, stating that the former Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon is a decent man.

“Be careful of misinformation! H.E. General Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former Head of State, is a man of great honour, decency, honesty, amazing simplicity, humility and integrity. I know him.

He added that Gowon is a “great and admirable elder statesman of Nigeria. His honesty and integrity are impeccable.”

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