President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that people without conscience looted trillions of naira in Nigeria over the years, he also denied allegations that his government embarks on witch-hunts in the fight against graft.
Buhari said these in his address at the inauguration of the new headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, located at Jabi District in Abuja. He said under his watch, all Nigerians were now aware that corrupt officials would be held to account, no matter how long it takes.
He said; “Throughout my journey in national service and since 2015, I have made a very conscious decision to pursue a vigorous fight against corruption in public life. Since 2015, we have made significant progress in the fight against corruption. Everyone now knows that corrupt officials will be held to account, no matter how long it takes. We have recovered and are still recovering trillions of naira that were stolen in the past few years by people without conscience. We are pursuing recoveries everywhere and are making sure that anyone who has been found culpable is made to answer for his or her crime under the law. It is my hope and expectation that the judiciary, which is a critical stakeholder and partner in the war against corruption, would continue to collaborate with the Executive to bring corrupt people to book”.