The presidency assured yesterday that there will be no sacred cows in dealing with Nigerians in past governments who looted funds and property, saying no matter where they are hidden, what they stole will be recovered to better the country.
The newly appointed Special Investigator of the Special Presidential Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Evangelist Victor Uwajeh, who stated this however sought the cooperation of the National Assembly and the judiciary in this regard.
In a statement issued in response to his recent appointment by the federal government, Uwajeh thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and Barrister Okoi Obono Obla, who is the chairman of Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property, for the opportunity given to him (Uwajeh) to serve his fatherland.
The international private investigator said, “President Buhari’s relentless efforts have yielded great success in curbing corruption and impunity in Nigeria. It is no longer business as usual. The government has made looting unattractive and the indication is that the rate of acquisition of foreign assets has dropped drastically.
“I wish to state that we will recover all foreign properties and funds of Politically Exposed Persons, their allies and cronies no matter the jurisdiction. We will trace and return all tax payers funds and ill-gotten properties stolen from the commonwealth of Nigeria. The war on corruption is a collective one. We seek the cooperation of the judiciary and the national assembly in this arduous task.
“The war against corruption is a tough one, but we are tested professionals that are immune to blackmail and intimidation.”
While giving assurance of taking the job seriously, Uwajeh commended Barrister Obono Obla, “for his focus, drive and zeal to recover stolen assets.”
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