- President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration’s war against corruption is on course
- The president admits that not everything was being got right, but noted that the administration is making progress
- Meanwhile, Buhari has queried the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over loot recovered from Nigerians and organisations
President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken on the challenges faced by his administration’s war against corruption, maintaining that it was not a one-day job, but a work in progress.
Buhari, in an interview in the maiden edition of 2017 Nigeria Outlook, said his administration’s war against corruption is on course, the Guardian reports.
NAIJ.com learnt that the president admitted that not everything was being got right, but noted that the administration was making progress.
“We shall get to where we are headed. Yes, we are succeeding in the anti-corruption war, cases are being investigated and those indicted are being prosecuted.
“The number of convictions is not within the ambit of the executive. Ours is to investigate and charge to court. It is the duty of the judiciary to convict. We can’t be prosecutor and jury at the same time,” the president told his interviewers: Reginald Ibe, the publisher and Fola Arogundade, editor-in-chief.
The president also dismissed suggestions that the presidency had attempted to exert control over the judiciary.
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“We respect the principle of separation of powers as enshrined in our constitution. We don’t teleguide the judiciary, and the onus is on that institution to do its work expeditiously," he said.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has queried the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over loot recovered from Nigerians and organisations.
NAIJ.com reports that the president asked the EFCC to urgently provide a detailed submission on amount of monies recovered so far by the anti-graft agency, since the present administration came on board in June, 2015.
The EFCC was also asked to submit a detailed inventory of assets seized, including vehicles, jewelries and other valuables, latest by Friday April 7, 2017.
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