Loading...

Author Topic: President Buhari Reveals Why FG has not published names of looters yet  (Read 102 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline yungcrux

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 814
    • View Profile
Loading...
Loading...
President Muhammadu Buhari has said those who have returned portions of their loot to the coffers of the federal government will soon be made public.

Buhari noted that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was holding back from publishing list so as not to jeopardize its investigations.

The President made this known during the 15th session of the Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation lecture at the International Conference Centre, in Abuja on Friday.

He noted in his lecture that during the electioneering period, the issue that gained prominence in the psyche of Nigerians was the need for leaders that could be relied upon to tackle corruption in the country.

Buhari said, ?We have taken steps towards recovering a reasonable amount of the money that was looted or misappropriated from public coffers. Investigations are ongoing on public officers who served, or are still serving, and those whose conducts are questionable will be compelled to accept the path of honour and surrender their loot,?

?As I stated recently, a good number of people who abused their positions are voluntarily returning the illicit funds. I have heard it said that we should disclose the names of the people, and the amount returned. Yes, in due course, the Central Bank of Nigeria will make information available to the public on the surrendered funds, but I must remark that it is yet early days, and any disclosure now may jeopardize the possibility of bigger recoveries.

?But we owe Nigerians adequate information, and it shall come in due course. It is part of the collective effort to change our land from the bastion of corruption it currently is, to a place of probity and transparency.

He further added, ?Quite frankly, the anti-corruption war is not strictly about me as a person, it is about building a country where our children, and the forthcoming generations, can live in peace and prosperity. When you see dilapidated infrastructure round the country, it is often the consequence of corruption.

?Poor healthcare, collapsed educations, lack of public utilities, decayed social services, are all products of corruption, as those entrusted with public resources put them in their private pockets. That must stop, if we want a new Nigeria. And that was why I said at another forum that people need not fear me, but they must fear the consequences of their actions.

?Corrupt acts will always be punished, and there will be no friend, no foe. We will strive to do what is fair and just at all times, but people who refuse to embrace probity should have every cause to fear.?



 

Angry Traders shut down APC secretariat, accuse Buhari of marginalising traders

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 131
Last post March 11, 2016, 08:12:44 AM
by internet police
APC React to PDP call for buhari's Resignation amid Nigeria 2016 missing Budget

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 181
Last post January 15, 2016, 10:27:53 AM
by newspostng
World Bank backs Buhari to probe NNPC on missing funds

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 379
Last post April 14, 2015, 12:28:27 PM
by mastercode
Buhari laments again - 'I inherited empty treasury, huge debts from Jonathan'

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 187
Last post June 24, 2015, 09:33:30 AM
by mastercode
$150BN Stolen From Nigeria by Politicians, Buhari Tells Obama-Help Us Recover It

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 304
Last post July 23, 2015, 01:17:08 AM
by internet police
Nigeria Economy Collapsing Gradually, Civil service organizations Tell Buhari

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 113
Last post October 29, 2015, 05:14:37 PM
by mastercode
Presidency buhari unfolds N500 Billion social welfare programmes

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 154
Last post February 08, 2016, 10:23:31 AM
by internet police
Buhari orders establishment of committees on new China/Nigeria joint projects

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 148
Last post April 13, 2016, 01:22:14 AM
by yungcrux
Buhari ordered CBN to release N500 Billion Paris Club cash

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 194
Last post March 17, 2017, 03:11:19 AM
by internet police
Nigerian Senators slams Buhari's N6.08tr Budget, says its unrealistic

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 112
Last post January 20, 2016, 11:06:44 PM
by yungcrux