Presidency Makes U-turn, Reveals Why Looters Won’t Be Named

The Presidency has said that names of corrupt politicians and public officers who allegedly siphoned the nation’s treasury won’t be disclosed, contrary to President Muhammdu Buhari’s pledge at the just concluded anti-corruption summit in London.

Buhari had promised to give specific details on recovered loots during his democracy day address.
[post_ad]However, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed while speaking at The First Year, a programme organised by Channels Television to mark the one year anniversary of the current administration, Buhari-led administration will not disclose looters names for legal reasons.

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“We will get the list but not today; before the end of the week. But I must say not with the names,” he said.

When asked why the president did not fulfil his promise, the minster tried to defend Buhari: “Of course for obvious legal reasons. The president said he was going to release the amount recovered and where the recovered assets are.”

Apparently realising that his argument was not convincing, Mohammed said: “Yes he initially said so (naming looters), but he was advised against doing so for legal reasons. Of course, he has a right to reverse himself on that.”


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