President Muhammadu Buhari has said that a comprehensive list containing the names of those who have looted the
nation’s treasury will be made public on Democracy Day, May 29.
The list he said will also include what has been so far recovered from the thieves, adding that they would surely pay for their pilfering.
Buhari stated this while speaking on the sidelines with reporters in London at the anti-Corruption summit, before leaving for Abuja.
He said, “So far, what has come out, what has been recovered in whatever currency from each ministries, departments and individuals, I intend on the 29th to speak on this because all Nigerians are getting from the mass media because of the number of people arrested either by the EFCC, DSS. But we want to make a comprehensive report on the 29th.”
According to him, the names of those indicted will be published, “Yes, eventually, it has to be done because we want to successfully prosecute them. But you know you cannot go to the courts unless you have documents for prosecution.
“People signed for these monies into their personal accounts, their banks gave statements that the money is there,
when it came, how much and so on”, the president said.
Also speaking on the renewed militants’ action in the Niger Delta, Buhari said all those involved in blowing up oil installations and sabotaging investments in the Niger Delta region will not go unpunished.
The president said that he has already directed the Chief of Naval Staff and other service chiefs to fish out the brains behind the attacks.
He said: “What I know is that I was elected by the whole country and the least I can do is to keep the country together somehow. I assure you we will develop the capacity to do it.”
He also spoke on the menace of herdsmen and the crisis it has created in some parts of the country, explaining that he would consult with the Governors’ Forum and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to see what can be done to save the situation.
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