How Buhari exposed corrupt Nigerians – SERAP


The Executive Director, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Adetokunbo Mumuni, has stated that the anti-corruption war of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is on track.

He said Buhari’s emergence exposed many Nigerians who had stolen public funds.

Mumuni spoke in Lagos on Wednesday at the launch of SERAP’s latest report titled, “Combating Grand Corruption: An Agenda for Institutional Reforms in Anti-corruption Strategies”.

He, however, frowned at the claims in some quarters that the anti-graft campaign was selective, saying anyone who flouted the nation’s laws was supposed to face the music.

According to him. “This is my professional opinion as a lawyer and social rights campaigner. I believe that the war against corruption by this administration is on track.

 “Until Buhari came along, nobody knew how much of our money was being stolen, especially in the guise of buying weapons to combat insurgency.

“So, it does not really matter if you belong to the All Progressives Congress or the Peoples Democratic Party; if you cannot account for over 2 billion dollars, then you deserve to face prosecution.”

He explained that corruption eroded confidence in, and respect for democratic institutions, and was as an obstacle to social, economic and human development.

Mumuni said the anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria, however, face challenges of inadequate legal framework and resources.

He further urged government at all levels to provide stronger and more concerted approach to tackling grand corruption in Nigeria.