Funds allegedly stolen by former Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke could fund projects capable of generating employment for Nigerian youths.
Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) made the assertion on Thursday in Abuja.
The group in a statement said government could build six world-class airports in each geo-political zone with part of the funds.
It added that the N47.2 billion and 487.5 million dollars in cash and property traced to Alison-Madueke by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were also enough to complete the Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Calabar rail lines.
The group called on Nigerians to join hands to condemn the massive looting of the nation’s treasury by officials of previous administrations.
It expressed belief that the loot traced to the former minister was a “far cry’’ from what she and others in the past governments pilfered from the national treasury.
According to it, these funds stashed in foreign accounts forced the Nigerian economy to suffer instant depression.