President Buhari has finally spoken out on the EFCC and NDDC probe, he stated after observing the Eid-el-Kabir prayers with his family members and aides at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday, that political appointees have abused the trust on them.
Speaking on the issue of corruption, President Buhari said that all past and present cases will be fully investigated, adding, “This is why we put the commission (of investigation) in place.”
Asked how he feels about recent revelations coming out from the EFCC and the Niger Delta Commission, he said, “There has been abuse of trust by people trusted by previous administration and this administration.
“A number of assets and money have been recovered. But we have introduced TSA where all the monies are taken and I said assets 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.”
He also warned against the destruction of oil pipelines in the oil-producing areas which often results in environmental pollution.
“Those who are destroying pipelines and interfering with the production of petroleum products are hurting their people more than the rest of Nigerians because the majority of their people are fishermen, fisherwomen, and farmers.
“Now if they pollute the land and the waters, the fish goes into the deeper sea where the people cannot go and they cannot grow anything. They are hurting their immediate communities more than any other thing.”