Tuesday 24 November 2015

President Buhari extends loot recovery to Yar’adua and Obasanjo administration

President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari said the federal government was not satisfied with the rate at which past government officials were returning looted funds.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement, quoted Buhari as saying this in Tehran, Iran, yesterday while interacting with the Nigerian Community there.
“We want to have everything back--all that they took by force in 16 years,” the president was quoted to have vowed.
President Buhari says his administration is poised to recover all the funds stolen by past government officials in the last 16 years.

Those who governed the country within that period were former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007), Umaru Yar’Adua (2007-2010) and Goodluck Jonathan (2010-2015) all on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The presidential spokesman however stated that Buhari revealed that a number of past officials had begun the voluntary return of stolen funds.
Shehu also quoted Buhari as saying that the necessity for compliance with due process and rule of law was responsible for the delay in the prosecution of the looters, but that the “the day of reckoning is gradually coming.”

Credit: Daily Trust

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