Elder statesman Yusuf Maitama-Sule, has demanded that public officers convicted of looting public funds should be banned from partaking in partisan politics and holding public office.
Maitama-Sule who made the remark to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Sunday requested that the ban should be backed by law passed by the National Assembly.
“This will be possible when there is a law to back it and we hope the law will be enacted soon to support the idea,” he said.
The former Minister for National Guidance said public officers were now afraid of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“EFCC has done extremely well in the discharge of its responsibilities so far, as there are a lot of recovered looted funds now.
“But the biggest challenge for EFCC is that it can investigate but it does not have the power to spend money and utilise it for other purposes.”
He demanded that the EFCC be giving powers to spend monies it recovers.
He commended President Buhari for restoring peace in the country.
“We have to thank God Almighty for the peace that has since been restored in the country and we will continue to pray for its sustenance.
“No meaningful development can be achieved in any country without peace and even the ‘most diehard cynics’ know that President Buhari has done well in terms of restoration of peace in the country,” he said.