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President Buhari’s fight against corruption is just noise – Ex-Gov. Lamido

Former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State

Ex-Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, during an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, said that the anti-corruption was of President Muhammadu Buhari is a noise.

Lamido asked how a man who worked under former Head of States, General Sani Abacha, could be fighting corruption.

Buhari was the Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) under Gen. Abacha’s administration.

“He (Buhari) worked under Abacha; in fact he was the closest to the late military ruler and when it comes to corruption, everybody knows where Abacha’s government stands,” Lamido said.

“Buhari is just making noise; there’s no iota of truth in the so-called commitment to the improvement of security and halting graft in the country.” He added

The former governor also faulted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for its refusal to disclose the owners of the huge amount (N13billion) recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.

“It’s unthinkable to say that the EFCC had discovered huge monies in a building in Lagos but could not track the real owner; who leaked the story? Who did the source say is the owner of the fund?” he queried.

“Those in position of authority should always have the courage to tell the led the truth because leadership is sacred.”

Lamido had sometime stated that Nigeria was too big for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to governor.

“If you go through the social media, what they  paint is that APC has won almost 99 percent in Nigeria,” he had said.

“What is APC? An amalgamation of pain, anger and desperation. And this country is too big for them.”

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