Nigerians have not forgotten the severe damage caused the economy by the rampant abuse of public trust and grand larceny that characterised the past administration according to the Presidency.
Senior special assistant on Media & Publicity to the Vice President Laolu Akande, who interacted with the press over the weekend, noted that those who are asking “our people to simply forget the blatant violation of public trust and the pillaging of the nation’s commonwealth witnessed in the past, are saying wittingly or otherwise that we should forget where the shoe actually pinched and pretend as if the social raping of the nation never occurred.”
Continuing Akande asked, “how can we do that? We have a situation where a former first lady came out openly to claim over $171m found in her accounts and you think Nigerians will simply overlook that. You have a situation where hundreds of billions have been recovered including the discovery of $43M cash in an apartment in Ikoyi, and you think Nigerians will simply forget that.
He stated that it is mere wishful thinking to imagine that Nigerians would just forget all of this colossal atrocities in the management and disbursement of public funds.
Asked on the progress of prosecution, Akande said there are tonnes of corruption cases arising from the conduct of the past administration adding that such pending cases in the courts would hopefully benefit with establishment of special courts for the speedy trial ofcorruption and other criminal cases.