Fear of life after leaving government made Nigerian leaders corrupt

Fear of life after leaving government made Nigerian leaders corrupt

- Gowon says apart from his salaries as at the time he left office, he had nothing

- He says some leaders who came later decided to prepare life after government becuae of the condition he found himself when he left office

Former head of state, Yakubu Gowon, has said some Nigerian leaders became corrupt after he was ousted from office in 1975 because of the condition he found himself when he left government.

NAIJ.com reports that Gowon who was ousted in a military coup in July 29, 1975, said he had nothing apart from his salaries as at the time he left office.

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He made the disclosure on Monday, May 14, at the eighth annual general meeting and conference for heads of anti-corruption agencies in commonwealth Africa, themed: patnerding towards asset recovery and return.

At the event organised by the EFCC, he stated that some leaders who came later decided to prepare life after government because of the condition he found himself when he left office.

Everything we had in the country belong to the nation, belong to the people and we must not touch anything,” he said.

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“We made sure nothing like that happened, especially in the civil service,” the former leader stated.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Jigawa state for a two-day working visit.

The personal assistant to the president, Bashir Ahmad, in a tweet on Monday, May 14, said during the visit, Buhari is expected to commission some projects executed by the state government.

The visit is coming after the president postponed his trip to Jigawa state in order to fly to London for a medical appointment. The visit was initially scheduled for May 7, Vanguard reports.

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