War On Corruption: My Administration Has Recovered Over N800bn, Secured 1,400 Convictions – President Buhari

By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – President Muhammadu Buhari, during his national broadcast to mark Democracy Day, claimed that his administration’s war on corruption was yielding great dividends. Buhari singled out the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), as anti-corruption watchdogs that have made significant recovery of funds hitherto stolen by corrupt (retired and serving) public officials.

According to Buhari, both the EFCC and the ICPC have secured over 1,400 convictions and recovered over N800 billion, adding that the recovered loot had been invested in infrastructural projects, an indication of the administration’s openness and accountability, which have driven the implementation of the administration’s policies through the Open Government Partnership and the transparency portal on financial transactions, assuring that the strengthening of the administration’s auditing and accountability mechanisms would ensure that rules and regulations were adhered to.

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