By Afolayan Lanre
The presidency has affirmed that it will not extend its corruption probe beyond the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the presidency has said.
Pres. Buhari, who just returned from his 4 day trip to the US, has consistently vowed to investigate and bring to book, persons who looted the country’s funds.
He reiterates that he will arrest and prosecute past ministers and other officials who stole Nigeria’s oil and diverted government’s money to personal accounts.
In A new statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to Mr. Buhari, Femi Adesina, he revealed that Buhari limit his anti-corruption war to the immediate past administration in the country.
He said Mr. Buhari will not waste time in probing the administrations of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalam Abubakar, Sani Abacha and Ibrahim Babangida.
“If you recall, that was already settled before he got inaugurated as president. He has said he will not waste time digging into the far past,” Mr. Adesina said.
“The far past will includes Obasanjo and others. But the president has said he will not waste time to go that far.”
Before leaving office, Mr. Jonathan had said any probe by the new government would be seen as a “witch hunt” if it fails to go beyond his administration.