- Former governor of Gombe state, Ibrahim Dankwambo, recalled how his life was under threat for championing the Treasury Single Account policy
- Dankwambo said his house had to be changed and had to be accompanied by police over his role in the financial reform
- The former governor urged the federal government to come up with more policies to empower and strengthen the country's finance and treasury
Every key government reform comes with sacrifices, especially if it has to do with blocking the means through which corrupt public officials perpetrate their evil acts.
Such was the experience of the former governor of Gombe state, Ibrahim Dankwambo, for the lead role he played in bringing about the Treasury Single Account (TSA), a unified account system designed to block financial fraud, The Nation reports.
Dankwambo recently at a book launch narrated how his role in the TSA reform put his life under threat.
“For people like me, we had to be given extra security, like they had to change our houses. We had to be accompanied by police because of the threats over the implementation of financial reforms,” the former governor who had also served as the accountant general of the federation recalled.
He urged the federal government to come up with more policies to empower and strengthen the country's finance and treasury.
He added that various government reforms should also be strengthened with legal backing so as to protect them from being abandoned by politicians.
Meanwhile, on the sidelines of the UK-African summit that took place on Monday, January 20, President Muhammadu Buhari called for the help of UK's government to go after Nigerian looters who are at large in its territory.
Speaking with the prime minister of UK, Boris Johnson, President Buhari said that Nigeria has gained a lot from its long history of collaborating with the country's military.
Quoting the president, presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in a statement said: “On the anti-corruption war, the president said though it was slow but painstaking, the cooperation of the National Crime Agency of UK was still needed, particularly in the investigation of fugitives from Nigeria finding accommodation in the United Kingdom."
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