BY GODWIN OTABONO
President Muhammadu Buhari has replied those accusing him of running a millipede government.
Buhari accepted the Baba Go Slow sobriquet given to him on social media by Nigerians, saying that his government might be slow, but steady.
He said this at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington while answering questions at an interactive session with Nigerians in the Diaspora.
Asked what he think about people labeling him baba go slow on social media, a confident Buhari simply replied. “I am baba go slow, I will be slow and steady.”
The president said some of the affected officials were involved in illegal sale and diversion of crude oil monies belonging to the Federal Government to multiple private accounts abroad.
He said, “When we get as much as we can get as soon as possible, we will approach those countries to freeze those accounts and go to court, prosecute those people and let the accounts be taken to Nigeria.
“The amount of money is mind-boggling but we have started getting documents.
“We have started getting documents where some of the senior people in government, former ministers, some of them had as much as five accounts and were moving about one million barrel per day on their own.
“We have started getting those documents. Whichever documents we are able to get and subsequently trace the sale of the crude or transfer of money from Ministries, Departments, Central Bank.
“We will ask for the cooperation of those countries to return those monies to federation accounts and we will use those documents to arrest those people and prosecute them. This, I promise Nigerians.“