By Williams Anuku, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the allegations of corruption rocking the leaderships of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Buhari lamented that for the first time, appointees of government in both his administration and the previous ones have abused their trust.
Speaking after observing his Eid prayers at the fore court of the presidential villa, Abuja on Friday, he expressed delight that some stolen assets are being recovered, sold and proceeds put into the Single Treasury Account (TSA), which is inaccessible to the corruption persons involved.
When asked how he felt about recent revelations coming out from the EFCC and the NDDC, President Buhari said: “There has been abuse of trust by people trusted by previous administration and this administration.
“A number of assets have been recovered and some money. But we have introduced TSA where all the monies are taken and I said asset should be sold and the money be put through TSA so that it can be identified at any level and I will see who will come after us and take it back again to those who misappropriated public funds.”
While assuring that all past and present cases will be fully investigated, he said: “This is why we put the commission (of investigation) in place.”