President Muhammadu Buhari is on his way back to Nigeria after the anti-corruption summit that took him to the United Kingdom.
While in London the President spoke to journalists on his assessment of the fight against corruption, insecurity and how he uncovered the padding of the 2016 budget. He said that if he had not uncovered the padding of the budget, corruption would have crept into that 2016 budget, blaming it on technocrats.
But many critics say the anticorruption fight is lopsided, while others wonder when the President would begin to publish names of the alleged corrupt officials and how much he has recovered so far.
The President said that he would be making a comprehensive broadcast of what has been recovered and from which individuals on May 29. The President explained that he was taking his time because he wants to make sure that those indicted are successfully prosecuted.
President Buhari also spoke on security issues; the fight against Boko Haram, the havoc by herdsmen, kidnapping and the resurgence of militancy and what will happen to those blowing up gas pipelines in the Niger Delta.
President Buhari’s statements are coming at a time many Nigerians are in doubt about the change mantra that his administration came in with, but he says Nigerians should have confidence in his ability to secure and manage the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday morning held a closed-door meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, in the UK, Justin Welby, before leaving for Abuja.
This was after world leaders had agreed that there is need to eradicate corruption among nations at the high profile anti-corruption summit in London.
At the opening session of the summit, British Prime Minister, David Cameron, promised to set up a public register to show owners of properties in Britain, in an effort to stop stolen funds from being laundered through London’s property market.