Corruption fight: Saraki’s National Assembly frustrated Buhari - Sagay

Corruption fight: Saraki’s National Assembly frustrated Buhari - Sagay

- Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, speaks of President Muhammadu Buhari's frustration in the fight against corruption

- Sagay claims that the president faced frustration from the eighth National Assembly headed by Bukola Saraki

- Professor Sagay says at least N1 trillion was recovered locally through the fight against corruption

Professor Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), has disclosed how President Muhammadu Buhari was frustrated by the eighth National Assembly, which was headed by Bukola Saraki.

Saraki, who was the president of the Senate, had defected to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC) after many battles with the ruling party.

Sagay said on Thursday, October 10, in Abuja when his committee met Buhari that the president was frustrated by the lawmakers in the fight against corruption

He said: “I am happy to say that the capacity of corruption to fight back has been reduced with the expiration of the life of the eighth Assembly.

“That is where the main opposition to this government was constituted. That was the centre, the main opposition to the fight against corruption, and at that time it did not depend on which party they belonged to. They all ganged up together against the fight against corruption."

According to him, Saraki and the other members did everything they could to frustrate the government and the committee in the fight against corruption.

He said about N1 trillion was recovered locally from looters just as he commended Buhari and his administration over the fight against corruption.

He said the committee had achieved a major part of its mandate.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Buhari held a meeting with members of the committee at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

PACAC was established in 2015 by the Buhari administration as part of deliberate efforts to combat corruption in the country.

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