President Buhari to disclose looters name on May 29


Ahead of Nigeria’s democracy day on May 29, President Muhammadu Buhari will reveal names of persons who have voluntarily returned looted public funds.

The president who will also mention total amount recovered so far by his government made this known during an interview in London after attending a four-day international summit on anti-corruption hosted by the British government.

“So far, what has come out, what has been recovered, in whatever currency, from which ministry, department and individuals, I intend on the 29th to speak on this because all that Nigerians are getting to know are from the newspapers, radio and television. We want to make a comprehensive report by May 29,” Buhari said.

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In December 2015, President Buhari had promised to those who have voluntarily returned looted funds to the coffers of the Federal Government in due course.

Then, he had said: “in due course, the Central Bank of Nigeria will make information available to the public on the surrendered funds.”

He said his government owes Nigerians adequate information on recovery of looted funds, explaining that it is part of the collective effort to change the country from the “bastion of corruption it currently is, to a place of probity and transparency”.

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