- Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, a former police commissioner, wants President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle corruption among his political appointees
- Tsav urges Buhari to appoint spies to monitor all the political appointees just as the latters are protected
- The former police commissioner also carpets organisers of the 'RevolutionNow' movement
A retired police chief in Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, on Saturday, August 10, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to attach spies to all public officers to mitigate corruption in Nigeria.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Tsav as saying in Makurdi that the federal government should urgently stop security personnel from working with public officers beyond two years.
Tsav said the first way to fight corruption is to ensure regular redeployment of officers attached to public officers and attachment of spies to checkmate their activities.
The former commissioner of police, who served in Lagos and other states, said lengthy attachment of security personnel with public officers was greatly encouraging corruption and criminality in the country following their familiarity with them.
“Government should attach spies to all public officers. I remember many years back when we were still in the service when you are attached to any public officer to work with, you go there not only as a security personnel but also as a spy.
“When you see anything that is wrong you report to headquarters. But this time, I don’t know, but it looks like some of them are accomplices.
“Some of them join the conspiracy to commit crimes. This will reduce corruption and criminality in our country," Tsav said.
Tsav, a former Federal Public Complaint Commissioner (FPCC), also said organisers of 'RevolutionNow' had committed treasonable offense, adding that they did not even have enough grounds to call for a revolution in the first place.
Noting that Nigerians needed to be very cautious of self-acclaimed activists and liberation fighters to avoid leading the country into chaos, Tsav added: “First of all, a revolution is an attempt to take over a government of the day by force and it is completely different from demonstration.
“When you embark on a revolution you want to change that government and that will entail loss of lives and property."
He said that with the posture of Buhari’s government and his desire to induct and update all ministers with his policies, the ministers would surely add value to the government.
“Those who are lucky to be selected to be ministers by Buhari should please have a change of heart and try to serve this country and not themselves or their pockets. If they have long pockets they should cut them short so that they will have nowhere to keep stolen money.
“There are some allegations I personally made against some of these people but they are in there now so what can I say? With the posture of Buhari, I think they would have something to offer Nigeria.
“Sometimes when you have a criminal case against someone, you use accomplices to establish your case. Maybe they are using this people as accomplices in the fight against corruption,” he added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, August 10, restated his administration's commitment to the protection of the lives and properties of every citizen.
Buhari said this in a message marking the Eid-el-Kabir celebration slated for Sunday, August 11.
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