President Buhari delivered a markedly anti-corruption speech as the keynote speaker at the 15th session of the Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe lecture series in Abuja yesterday. His speech was titled “Incorruptibility; A Spiritual Premise for Material Wellbeing” and you can read the full text HERE.
The portion which is making headlines is his reaffirmation that looters are being investigated and will be exposed.
“We must kill corruption before corruption kills us. Investigations are ongoing on public officers who served, or are still serving, and those whose conduct are questionable will be compelled to accept the path of honour and surrender their loots.”
He reiterated the commitment to reveals specific details
“As I stated recently, a good number of people who abused their positions are voluntarily returning the illicit funds. I have heard it said that we should disclose the names of the people, and the amount returned. Yes, in due course, the Central Bank of Nigeria will make information available to the public on the surrendered funds, but I must remark that it is yet early days, and any disclosure now may jeopardize the possibility of bigger recoveries. But we owe Nigerians adequate information, and it shall come in due course. It is part of the collective effort to change our land from the bastion of corruption it currently is, to a place of probity and transparency.”