Buhari is still anti-corruption champion, recovered over N800bn looted fund – FG

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The Federal Government on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari was still Africa’s anti-corruption champion in Africa, stressing that the Buhari-led government had recovered looted funds in excess of N800 billion.

It also described the call for the resignation of Buhari as infantile.

It also said the anti-graft war was not waning and the government will not spare anyone implicated in corrupt practices.

It said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others celebrating alleged cases of corruption in some Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs) were ignorant of the real situation in the MDAs.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed made the government’s positions known at a briefing in Abuja.

He said those thinking the anti-corruption war was dying were engaging in wishful thinking.

“This administration has recorded over 1,400 convictions, including high profile ones, and recovered funds in excess of N800bn, not to talk of forfeiture of ill-gotten property,” he stated.

He said: “You are all aware, Nigerians have recently been inundated with allegations of monumental corruption in a number of government agencies, including the NDDC, NSITF and the anti-corruption agency,
EFCC.

” Many, especially naysayers, have misinterpreted these developments as a sign that the Administration’s fight against corruption is waning.

“In fact, the main opposition PDP has latched on to the developments to call for the resignation of Mr. President, a call that is nothing but infantile!

“Let me state here and now that the fight against corruption, a cardinal programme of this Administration, is alive and well.

“President Muhammadu Buhari, the African Union’s Anti-Corruption Champion, who also has an impeccable reputation globally, remains the driver of the fight and no one, not the least the PDP under whose watch Nigeria was looted dry, can taint his image or reverse the gains of the fight.

“Anyone who disagrees that the anti-corruption fight is alive and well is free to dare us.”

 

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