President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to investigate all cases of corruption, both past and present related to his government.
The president was referring to issues of corruption that have recently come to light within the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He spoke shortly after observing the Eid prayers at the State House on Friday.
He said, “This is why we put the commission ( investigative panel) in place. There has been abuse of trust by people trusted by the previous administration and this administration.”
Referring to the corruption scandal rocking the NDDC, he said, “If you recall, there is the 13 per cent derivation.”
He said that the fund was being wasted.
The president also committed to allocating more resources to fight insecurity, even as he expressed disappointment in the service chiefs.
He said, “I want Nigerians to be very conscious of their country and what we inherited when we came in 2015 was Boko Haram in the north-east and the militancy in the south-south… Nigerians know that we have done our best,” he said.
“What is coming up in the north-west and north-central is very disturbing indeed but I believe the military, the police, and other law enforcement agencies from the report I am getting, I think they could do much better.
They could do much better, but we are keeping them on the alert all the time to do their duties.”