Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay has said only corrupt elites will say they cannot see any positive difference in President Muhammadu Buhari-led anti-corruption war.
He revealed this in Abuja when he led members of the committee on a solidarity visit to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to him, Buhari’s government and anti-corruption war has obviously yielded successes that cannot be underplayed.
His words, “When Nigerians pretend by asking what difference has his government brought in the fight against corruption, it amazes me.
“For me, it is a sign of bad faith being expressed by the elites who were the beneficiaries of corruption.
“So, they are undergoing the pains of having to earn their living rather than simply collecting unearned money, easy money that used to go round the country.
“These are people who were building edifices without sign of employment of any sort.”
Magu, EFCC Acting Chairman also said, “We want to thank Sagay and his team for coming over because I see this visit as an oversight one.
“There is no money that can force Sagay and his team to come and pass commendation on the commission. We are proud of this gesture and we will keep taking what we are doing seriously.
“Anytime there is anything wrong, Sagay will call and shout at me by asking me to do the needful and I take correction quickly.
“And when he noticed we take correction, he will call and acknowledged.”
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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.
He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.
Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.
Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.
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