Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I Will Prosecute Those Who Stole National Resources In Few Weeks, Buhari Tells Gen. Abubakar, Oritsejafor

President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday in Abuja that the prosecution of persons who have stolen national resources will begin in a matter of weeks.

Speaking at a meeting with members of the National Peace Committee led by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar in the Presidential Villa, President Buhari declared that his administration was irrevocably committed to doing all within its powers to break the vicious cycle of corruption, unemployment and insecurity in Nigeria.

“Nigeria has to break this vicious cycle before we can make progress,” the President said, adding that his administration was diligently getting facts and figures pertaining to the nation’s stolen funds, before proceeding to the prosecution of identified culprits.


President Buhari told General Abdulsalami and members of his committee that the Federal Government, under his leadership, will not only ask for the return of stolen funds that have been stashed in foreign banks, but will also ensure that those who stole the funds are put on trial in Nigeria.

The President also said that as part of its actions to address the national problems it inherited, his administration was reorganising Nigeria’s revenue generating institutions.

The President explained that a single treasury account had been established for all Federal revenue to ensure greater probity, transparency and accountability in the collection, disbursement and utilisation of national funds.

“We have really degenerated as a country. Our national institutions, including the military, which did wonderfully on foreign missions in the past, have been compromised. But we are doing something about it. The military is now retraining and morale has been resuscitated.

“As Petroleum Minister under Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo in the 1970s, I could not travel abroad until I had taken a memo to the Federal Executive Council asking for estacode. Now, everybody does what he wants.

“That is why security-wise and economically, we’re in trouble,” President Buhari told his guests, adding that those who have stolen the national wealth “will be in court in a matter of weeks and Nigerians will know those who have short-changed them.”

Gen. Abubakar and members of his committee urged the Federal Government to be guided by the rule of law in its fight against corruption.

Members of the National Peace Committee who accompanied Gen Abubakar on the visit were Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria.

Others were Justice Rose Ukeje (rtd), Prof Ameze Guobadia, Vanguard Newspaper Publisher, Sam Amuka, Dame Priscilla Kuye, Senator Ben Obi, Dr. Yunusa Tanko, and Dr Arthur-Martin Aginam.


The National Peace Committee, formed before the 2015 general elections, was granted permission by the President to transform to a National Peace Council.

PM News

28 comments:

  1. God will bless you Mr president, Nigerian has been waiting for long witness this transformation and brake all the yoke of vicious cycle of corrupt politicians in this country

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  2. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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    We voted the ryt man nobi lie i swear....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  3. Thank you PMB now the country is going somewhere. Let them return the stolen funds and they should be prosecuted.
    #GodblessNigeria

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  4. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o

    Hmmmm. We dey here dey observe
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  5. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o

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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  6. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o

    Hmmmm. We dey here dey observe
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  7. Carry go Baba go slow but steady

    Fibonnachi omogbai

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  8. Pikin wey in hand never fit reach cutlass no dey ask di kain die wey kill in Papa! Caution PMB-even if dis is ur intention U dont ave 2 put it out dere. Di guys with loot won't just be sitting waiting 4 U...approach dis item wit wisdom. May God help U!

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  9. Chai!. baba o. Please let the culprits all get punishments

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  10. Oh my God bless baba, pls take the action ASAP! #GodblessNigeria#

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  11. Oh my God bless baba, pls take the action ASAP! #GodblessNigeria#

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  12. Oh my God bless baba, pls take the action ASAP! #GodblessNigeria#

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  13. Oh my God bless baba, pls take the action ASAP! #GodblessNigeria#

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  14. Nigerians have had enough of I will…..I will….I will

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  15. You no holy pass. Abeg give us the change you promised

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  16. prosecute urself also o,for ur thief thief days as head of PTDF and now u are truly showing urself as vindictive person that is out to show vengeance to all those that wronged him,only fools will not be able to see beyond this ur facade that u are fronting. and by the way is Mr president now the head of the executive and the judiciary,and when will the actual governing of the country begin,since this administration started,all we hear is what the last administration did or did not do.

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