Sultan of Sokoto asks Buhari to explain what he did with Iboris’ loot.
Sultan of Sokoto asks Buhari to explain what he did with Iboris’ loot as he requested that the anti-corruption agencies be open about this information.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to explain to Nigerians what he did with recovered loot, while also urging the anti-corruption agencies to be transparent in their dealings.
“Nigerians need (an) explanation on how much was recovered. Where is the money, and what are they doing with them?
“This explanation is necessary considering the state of our education and other infrastructure like roads which need serious government attention,” said the sultan.
Just last week, the federal government announced it had received the £4.2 million loot the UK government recovered from ex-Delta Governor James Ibori.
Mr Abubakar made the appeal at the North-West zonal meeting with stakeholders on ‘National Ethics and Integrity Policy,’ in Sokoto.
The event was organised in connection with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and National Orientation Agency (NOA).
The sultan was represented by the Wazirin Sokoto, Sambo Junaidu. He stressed on the importance of public awareness in the fight against corruption.
The monarch encouraged anti-graft agencies to be wary of hiding information on the recovered loot, which, according to him, will spell doom to the fight against corruption in the country.
According to Mr Abubakar, the founders of the Sokoto caliphate had written many books on corruption and how it would be dealt with using Islamic methods.
He advised leaders to get copies of the publications that would lead them in finding out the cause of the problem.
The Zonal Head of ICPC in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara, Ibrahim Alkali, said, “the national ethics and integrity police was a child of necessity.”
“It was conceived and delivered out of the urgent need to resuscitate and rejuvenate our lost values of honesty and integrity as a nation,” he said.
Mr Alkali further added that the ICPC had recorded many cases, with some discarded and others still in court.