SSANU To Buhari: Extend Anti-Corruption Probe To 1999

SSANUThe Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to extend his probe of corrupt public office holders to the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
SSANU President, Mr. Samson Ugwoke, asked the president not to spare anybody involved in the looting of the country’s resources.
While declaring the association’s support for the anti-corruption war, Mr. Ugwoke also asked the president to avoid being selective in the ongoing probe.
He spoke at a meeting of the National Executive Council and pre-National Delegates’ Conference of SSANU in Jos, Plateau State, on Friday.
President Buhari has limited his ongoing probe to the immediate past administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan but the SSANU boss urged him to ensure that those responsible for looting since 1999 were brought to book.
Ugwoke said oil wells were shared among individuals who had become richer than the country, adding that the oil wells were distributed to a privileged few by virtue of the political offices they occupied and not because of their capacities.
He said, “The present administration seems to be pursuing an anti-corruption war. Corruption has killed this country. We have heard of billions and trillions of Naira being looted by officials of government and the money stashed away abroad, not even in our country.
“They use Nigerian money to grow and improve the economies of other countries, leaving us in poverty. SSANU supports the fight against corruption but with a caveat that the President should pursue whoever has stolen our money to return it to the nation’s coffers.
“The probe of the looters should not be selective; it should be total; that is the stand of SSANU. It should be extended to 1999 so that those who have killed this country since 1999 would be brought to book”.

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