Lawan says it is wrong to claim that corruption thrives under Buhari’s govt

Lawan says it is wrong to claim that corruption thrives under Buhari’s govt

- Senate President Ahmad Lawan has disagreed with the suggestion that corruption is more rampant under the Buhari administration

- Lawan faulted the sincerity of people making such an insinuation

- The senate president said the anti-corruption fight has been one of the priorities of the current administration

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan has dismissed the insinuation that corruption is more prevalent under the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Lawan told journalists on Monday, September 28, that people making such comments were being political and petty, The Nation reported.

The lawmaker made the statement shortly after attending a summit organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

Lawan says it is wrong to claim that corruption thrives under Buhari’s govt

Lawan said Buhari’s administration has done fighting corruption. Photo credits: Nigerians Senate
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He argued that no government in the history of Nigeria has hinged its campaigns on fighting corruption like the Buhari administration.

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Lawan said:

“I don’t know who they are and I don’t know what their facts are. But I will not speak to speculations; I speak to facts. I want to see the facts that there’s more corruption in this administration than the previous administrations.
“This administration has stood firmly, trying to fight corruption, and I want to believe that those who are saying there’s more corruption in Nigeria today than before are simply trying to be partisan or petty.”

He said the current administration has done well in carrying out its anti-corruption fight.

In another report, the sum of N2.67 billion meant for school feeding has been traced by the ICPC to private bank accounts.

This was disclosed by the ICPC chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye in his keynote address at the second national summit on diminishing corruption in Abuja on Monday, September 28.

According to Owasanoye, the funds were meant for some federal colleges during the coronavirus lockdown when children were not in school. He also added that investigations have already begun into the matter.

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