More former governors will be convicted for corruption - Sagay

More former governors will be convicted for corruption - Sagay

- An influential presidential aide says more former Nigerian governors are heading to jail

- Professor Itsey Sagay said more former state chief executives will be behind bars soon

- The EFCC has convicted only two former governors since 2015

Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Professor Itse Sagay, SAN, has promised that more former governors will be convicted of corruption soon.

Sagay stated this in an interview with Vanguard newspaper published recently.

“You know the EFCC has got two former governors behind bars and the non-high profile persons who were convicted since 2015 are around 700 to 800 persons.

“But people don’t talk about them, they are waiting for the big politicians. But I can tell for free that more are in the pipeline,” he said.

When asked if his committee is protecting members of the Buhari administration alleged to be corrupt, Sagay advised members of the public to come out and identify any of such persons.

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His words: “I don’t know what they mean by that. If they can identify such people in the Buhari-led administration, why do they have to wait for my committee? Why are they tongue-tied? Who is silencing them?

“If they know any corrupt official in Buhari’s government let them say it. Why wait for my committee? Are they not citizens? I was outspoken before I was appointed to this position.

“I express my views on major national matters as I still do. So nobody is stopping them. Let them identify the people. Since they know so much let them speak out.”

Meanwhile, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has been indicted in a job scandal involving the Federal Inland Revenue Service.

According to a recent media report, Lawan secured 26 job slots for his constituents in the job heist which is now causing controversy in the upper chamber.

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