Posted by Shuaibu Sadiq | 19 January 2019 | 488 times
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that he would not be cowed to abandon the corruption war as steps have already been taken to insulate already recovered assets from looters.
He restated that he remained committed to battle corruption to a standstill.
He said on Friday at the flag-off of his campaign in Kaduna that his administration would not waiver in its fight against corruption and ensuring sanity in public affairs.
Addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters, he said: “We have taken measures to ensure that recovered funds and assets are not handed back to those who looted the treasury as was done after my detention when my administration was toppled in the 80s.
” What we are doing is to ensure that all recovered assets are sold off and the proceeds lodged into the Single Treasury Account. That way, no one will have the opportunity to appropriate such assets.’
“The anti-corruption fight is difficult in the current democratic dispensation, but we will continue to work carefully and steadily until we insulate public funds from looters.”
He said that the administration has recorded tremendous success in the war against insurgency, restiveness in the Niger Delta and other crimes and would not rest until peace is restored to all parts of the country. (NAN)
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