Start Corruption Probe From 1966, Balarabe Musa Tells Buhari

balarabe_musaSecond Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign, likening it to that of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.
The Presidency had insisted that Buhari would not extend his probe beyond the Jonathan administration.
But in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, Musa stated that similar to the administration of Jonathan, Buhari did not provide a level playing field for public office holders of the ruling and opposition parties to govern responsibly.
He said, “The anti-corruption war which we are feeling under the new president is not significantly different from the one we experienced under the previous administration of Goodluck Jonathan. It is more of a name than a reality.
“Buhari inherited a corrupt administration from Jonathan just as Jonathan inherited his from Umaru Yar’Adua who ruled before him. Yar’Adua inherited his from Olusegun Obasanjo, who inherited his from Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, and so on”.
The elder statesman pointed out that the country has been bogged down with corruption since 1966, which, according to him, has led to stealing of resources and crippled government from performing its functions.
“In other words, for us to deal with this large-scale corruption, we have to probe from 1966 when it all started. Buhari must probe everyone and everything. This level of corruption can become disabling for government. It is what has brought about the level of insecurity we see in the country today.”
The ex-governor also agreed with Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, that the anti-corruption war of the Buhari administration was selective and targeted only members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Musa said by probing suspected corrupt persons in the All Progressives Congress, Buhari would have fulfilled his promise of waging a holistic war against corruption.
He said, “If (Fayose) makes that allegation, then it means the allegation is credible. The President himself has said he will probe only Jonathan’s administration. So, it means in reality it is only PDP members he will probe. He did not say he would probe previous administrations, including his initial one. He is going to probe only PDP under Jonathan”.


  1. Baba may Allah bless u,i never knew that pple like u who can say the truth are still in nigeria.we all know that the past regime before jonathan are all corrupt leaders.pple like ibb,Abdulsalam abubaka and mr perfect obasanjo are all corrupt.So probe shld start from them.May be the person asking u how do u know that corruption started from 1996.should be asked of his origin

  2. What this old man is looking for again,ur party control power for good 16years without any tangible result,now u were voted out of power nd u started criticizing the government from discharging it’s responsibilities. Why is Gej nd his ministers involved in the last minute looting of public funds,when their era has already over they started deep their fingers into the government funds with the aims of no one will question them,now they are bn question nd u are crying wolves, all the enemy of Nigeria progress nd Buhari government will die of high blood pressure. Mistchew

  3. A time is coming in nigeria where the elected will be answerable to they electorate for misadministration which is obtainable in evry democratic ground the problems nd challenges facing the country today where been caused by people nd i belive somebody has to put a stop to all the mess in order to heal the wounds of the pass gone are the dayz where we do have the worst people rulling the best of us, i think i really appreciate the efforts been put in place by the present administration when it comes to corruption mostly in the down stream sector [oil] somebdy has to take a lead for positive change to take place we cant be doing the samething in evry administration nd expect a different result. We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we
    haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar
    debt because we spend too much