– President Buhari says the fight against corruption has not started
– Buhari denies the anti-graft war is targeted at the opposition party
– The president challenges those with evidence against APC members involved in corruption to come out with such
President Buhari says the fight against corruption has not started
President Muhammadu Buhari has remained dedicated to the fight against corruption, despite criticism in some quarters about the genuineness of the anti graft war by his administration.
In fact, he stated that the fight had yet to start, speaking on the British Broadcasting Corporation, (BBC) television, Buhari denied insinuations that his fight against corruption was targeted against only the opposition.
He challenged those with credible evidence against any member of his All Progressives Congress (APC) involved in corruption to come out with such.
Though he admitted that government officials who looted the public treasury have started returning the monies they stole, he however did disclose the exact amount so far returned, noting that it would be unfair to so at this stage.
Asked if he agreed to grant amnesty to the looters who have returned their monies,
Buhari remained non-committal when asked if he agreed to grant amnesty to the looters who have returned their money, saying he had to depend on the experts’ advice to take decision on that.
In response to criticism that he is only after political opposition figures, the President Buhari said making wild allegations had become a past time or a hobby among Nigerian critics of his administration.
He added: “If they can provide evidence. If they can give an idea that so, so member of my cabinet or party have connived and stolen so much. If I don’t react to credible information, then they can blame me. But they can’t just open their mouth and said that I am being selective. Selective how.”
Meanwhile, President Buhari has revealed his administration had been able to plug leakages and save N2. 2 trillion through the Treasury Single Account (TSA).
Buhari revealed the reason when he spoke on the state of the economy during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in the United Kingdom on the sidelines of the supporting Syria conference in London.