I Will Give Comprehensive Report On Recovered Loot On May 29 – Buhari
BEVERLY HILLS, May 14, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that he will on May 29 speak on the recovered stolen funds from persons that had been indicted for corruption, adding that he will be giving a comprehensive report on that day his government will be marking its first anniversary.
The President disclosed this to Channels Television in the UK, where he participated in the London Anti-Corruption Summit, revealing that the names of the corrupt government officials or those indicted would eventually be made public.
According to him, “So far, what has come out, what has been recovered, in whatever currency, from which ministry, department and individuals, I intend on the 29th to speak on this because all that Nigerians are getting to know are from the newspapers, radio and television.
“We want to make a comprehensive report by May 29.
“We want to successfully prosecute them. But you know you can't go to the court unless you have the documents to do your prosecutions – where some of these people sign for these monies, send it to their personal bank accounts.
“Their banks gave a statement that the money is there when it came how much of it available and so on”.
Speaking on the controversy that surrounded the 2016 budget and the delay that characterised its processing, Buhari blamed it on technocrats, revealing that if he had not uncovered the padding of the budget, corruption would have crept into the budget.
His words, “I never heard the word 'padding' until this year. I never heard about it. And what does it mean?
“It means that the technocrats just allow the government to make its noise, go and make presentation to the National Assembly so they will remove it and put their own. So, when we uncovered this, we just have to go back to the basics again.”