One of the major issues affecting the current campaign against corruption by the Buhari administration is that of accountability.
This was the view expressed by Bukola Saraki at a retreat tagged ‘Strategic Retreat on Tracking the Progress of Anti-Corruption Bills in the National Assembly’, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
He said that accountability was necessary in the anti-graft campaign, so that Nigeria could win the confidence of other countries that she could manage, very well, the assets recovered from looters.
“An adhoc committee of the Senate, which is investigating some administrative infractions in the Executive,” said Saraki, “has discovered that many properties recovered from a fugitive from the law have not been accounted for by the investigating agency. This gives the global community great concern about the commitment of Nigeria to the anti-corruption drive,” he said.
While emphasising that the retreat was important now due to the peculiar position of Nigeria in the global anti-corruption tapestry, he stressed that the commitment by President Muhammadu Buhari towards curtailing corruption in the country was not in doubt.