A Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Former
Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, has described
the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption
war as a ‘noise.’
Lamido while speaking with the BBC Hausa Service
yesterday, claimed that President Buhari could not
be passed as a saint because he was “equally
corrupt when he served under the late Head of
State Sani Abacha.”
Buhari had served as chairman of the defunct
Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) which was established
by Abacha in 1994 to provide critical infrastructure
across the country.
“He (Buhari) worked under Abacha; in fact he was
the closest to the late military ruler and when it
comes to corruption, everybody knows where
Abacha’s government stands,” Lamido said.
“Buhari is just making noise; there’s no iota of
truth in the so-called commitment to the
improvement of security and halting graft in the
country”, he added.
Lamido, who was reacting to the recent discovery
of huge amount of money in an apartment in Ikoyi
wondered why the anti-graft agency was yet to
trace the real owner of the money.
He said, “It’s unthinkable to say that the EFCC had
discovered huge monies (nearly N15 billion) in a
building (Osborne Towers) in Lagos but could not
track the real owner; who leaked the story? Who
did the source say is the owner of the find?
“No reasonable person will believe that there is no
safe for the NIA (which claimed ownership) to
keep its money but a private residence in Lagos;
those in position of authority should always
the courage to tell the led the truth because
leadership is sacred.”