The travails of those alleged to have looted the treasury under previous administrations may have just started, as President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said though they are already regretting their actions, they will regret some more.
The President, who stated this while receiving the Northern Christian Leaders Eagles Eye Forum at the State House, Abuja, said the people who cornered the $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of military hardware to fight insurgency into their private pockets were not regretting their action.
While thanking the Christian leaders for their support for his administration’s fight against corruption, the president said he is resolved to deal with corrupt individuals and that anybody found guilty will blame himself.
“It is saddening that some of those who stole from our national resources put the money in their personal accounts.
“However, it is gratifying that those who stole money and shared funds meant for the purchase of arms for our military are regretting their actions and they will regret more.
“Those caught in corruption will have themselves to blame,’’ he said.
The President also called on religious leaders to keep faith with the unity, stability and progress of the country, adding that his administration was determined to restore the economic fortunes of the country.
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