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|Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by biafranking: 1:05am On May 03, 2015|
Corruption: Buhari to revisit past probe panel reports – Those indicted may refund public funds
The incoming administration of the President-elect, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is set to revisit the reports of panels set up by the National Assembly to investigate various financial scandals in Federal Government’s agencies and ministries. Saturday PUNCH gathered in Abuja, on Friday, that top among reports that the administration would examine include the fuel subsidy and N255m bulletproof cars scam probes by the House of Representatives as well as the pension scandal investigation by the Senate. It was gathered that Buhari’s pronouncement that he would take another look at the missing $20bn was a precursor to the administration’s desire to retrieve illegally held public funds. A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, now Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi II, had alleged that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation did not account for $20bn due to be remitted to the Federation Account. A competent source close to Buhari, who pleaded for anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media, said the general knew that he had limited time within which to turn around the nation, as such, he had no intention of wasting public funds on endless probes. This, it was gathered, informed a tentative decision by the incoming administration, not to embark on fresh probes, but review reports and recommendations of “compelling” cases handled by the National Assembly. Also, a top member of the All Progressives Congress, who confided in Saturday PUNCH, said, with the current fuel scarcity, it had become necessary for the administration to examine the fuel subsidy regime. The APC chieftain said that the administration would find the report of the House of Representatives’ investigation into fuel subsidy in 2012 useful. He said, “For now, we have decided not to comment on the issues of probes so as not to heat up the transition, but what I can tell you is that we will not encourage the culture of impunity. “With the fuel scarcity in many parts of the country, the report of the House of Representatives investigation will be among those to be examined. We suspect that there is massive fraud in the fuel subsidy.” According to him, the incoming administration will not dissipate energy embarking on fresh probes. He explained that the administration would look at ways of implementing recommendations of panels set up by the National Assembly. The APC top member stated, “If you recall, during the campaigns, any time he (Buhari) accused the outgoing administration of corrupt tendencies, he made reference to recommendations contained in reports which he said, the Jonathan administration, has shown a lack of political will to implement. “What you are likely to see happening is a revisit of investigations into scandals such as the missing $20bn, the pension funds and the fuel subsidy. Where reports recommend that individuals refund public funds, these funds must be refunded. “Where they recommend that individuals or institutions be prosecuted, that will be done. “The anti-graft agencies will be repositioned to perform the functions for which they were established. It is certainly not going to be business as usual.” The insider also referred Saturday PUNCH to what the President-elect said about his approach to fighting the scourge of corruption, during his presentation at Chatham House, London, shortly before the elections. Buhari had during the lecture said, “On corruption, there will be no confusion as to where I stand. Corruption will have no place and the corrupt people will not be appointed into my administration. “First and foremost, we will plug the holes in the budgetary process. Revenue producing entities such as NNPC and Customs and Excise will have one set of books only. “Their revenues will be publicly disclosed and regularly audited. The institutions of state dedicated to fighting corruption will be given independence and prosecutorial authority without political interference.” When contacted, the Director of Media and Publicity of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Mallam Garba Shehu, said, he was not in a position to comment on policy issues. He said, “…Even on the issue of the missing $20bn which he (Buhari) was reported to have said he would take a look at, I was not at the event. Our concern now is to ensure a seamless transfer of power.” Following the nationwide protests that greeted the move by the Jonathan administration to remove fuel subsidy in January 2012, the House of Representatives set up an ad hoc committee which investigated the management of the subsidy regime. The House in April 2012 approved recommendations of its Ad Hoc Committee on Monitoring of the Subsidy Regime. Among others, the panel recommended that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency and 72 other firms refund N1.07tn said to have been fraudulently paid to oil marketers. To be part of the refund is also the Office of the Accountant–General, which allegedly paid N127.8bn within 24 hours to unknown beneficiaries. The AGF paid N999m 28 times in one day to the “unknown entities.” All members of staff of the NNPC, PPPRA and DPR involved in the processing of applications for fuel imports were recommended for investigation for “negligence, collusion and fraud.” Another report, which Saturday PUNCH gathered would attract the attention of the incoming administration, is the N255m car scam that led to the removal of the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah. Although the President removed Oduah as recommended by the House, it was gathered that the APC leaders believed that there were other aspects of the report that should be implemented. Oduah was accused of approving expenditure of over N643m for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to procure 54 vehicles. The House noted that the approval exceeded her limit as approval limit as a minister which was N100m. The NCAA purchased two bulletproof BMW cars at the cost of N255m without the approval of the National Assembly. The House further recommended the ministry and the NCAA to terminate all the transactions relating to the bulletproof cars because they “were neither provided for in the Appropriation Act, 2013, nor was due process followed in their procurement.” In addition to terminating the transactions, the House ordered that “all money so far spent on the entire transactions should be recovered by the Ministry of Finance and paid back into the Consolidated Fund of the Federation.” The House faulted the diversion of waivers meant for other purposes to import the bulletproof cars and asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to “investigate the chassis number (DW68032) of one of the vehicles on the one reported to have been delivered and the one inspected by the committee members. It also asked the EYCK to “investigate and if found wanting, prosecute all persons/ institutions involved in the transactions.” Coscharis Nigeria Limited, which supplied the controversial cars, was not left out. The House directed that the company should be investigated on the “issue of waiver” and also to determine the “exact cost of the two BMW vehicles.” It also ordered the company to pay the value of the waiver to the Federal Government. Attempts to get an official reaction from the APC were unsuccessful. Phone calls to the mobile telephone number of the party’s national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, were neither picked nor replied. A response to a text message sent to him was still being awaited as of the time of filing this report 8:05pm.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by jascon1(m): 1:14am On May 03, 2015|
Buhari abeg o. Make we no judge case Ur tenure go end o.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by Ilekeh(f): 1:16am On May 03, 2015|
My Eastern brothers won't like this one. But GEJ must pay for his crimes.
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|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by TheFreeOne: 1:39am On May 03, 2015|
When we say pesin dey dull dem say na lie. Whenever these APC guys talk you'll think Nigeria will soon be run by decrees.
Or should await an enactment of decree 2015 Ok o we dey wait for the magic-man.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by Boo3nity(m): 1:41am On May 03, 2015|
It haff bee fpr the clueless one n his minions.
#babawhileyouarealmostthere, do NOT spare the rod cos this children called government functionaries haff spoil finishl
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by AhmedMustapha(m): 1:55am On May 03, 2015|
Anything that is in the interest of the nation is welcome
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by Motolank: 2:34am On May 03, 2015|
Everybody just dey run their mouths, who heard Buhari saying this?
Although this will come to pass. But pls guys make we hear wwordy?
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by Nobody: 2:41am On May 03, 2015|
Ohhh I get it now kikiki, she had too much of Foundation on.That's what is to be blamed right?
Kim K anyday though
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by Burger01(m): 4:16am On May 03, 2015|
AhmedMustapha:Exactly. No matter whose ox is gored.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by wachakuta(m): 4:37am On May 03, 2015|
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by Nobody: 5:11am On May 03, 2015|
Many hearts will faint at this news
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by Nobody: 5:39am On May 03, 2015|
That's good, he should not forget The $12b oil windfall okigbo panel report and the $16 b elumelu power report
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by OrlandoOwoh(m): 5:48am On May 03, 2015|
I just want to see heads roll.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by Nobody: 6:19am On May 03, 2015|
Poster above lets hope yours won't be included in the rolling
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by luvmijeje(f): 6:23am On May 03, 2015|
A welcome idea.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by Ddonoflife(m): 7:27am On May 03, 2015|
good develpment.we are not like the CLUELESS ONE that supports corruption
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by WendellSimilin: 7:38am On May 03, 2015|
TheFreeOne:sincerely you're the dull person here, you've made no sense.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by efilefun(m): 7:43am On May 03, 2015|
Nigeria must be great
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by phyllosilicate(m): 7:46am On May 03, 2015|
The General should keep how he would fight corruption to himself for now. The more the corrupt politicians are threatened, the more they will try to clean up evidence be for he is sworn in.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by omenka(m): 7:48am On May 03, 2015|
These are the kind of headlines that give Alinson Madukwekwe and Okorinjo Iwe-ala migraines. Can hardly wait to see a judge bring down the hammer on some of there crooks.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by Nobody: 7:50am On May 03, 2015|
APC! APC!! APC!!!....If truly the peoples general wants to fight corruption it should start from within...The likes of Obasanjo, Atiku, George akume and host of others in APC need to be questioned....... Nigerians please let's not forget about the 16 billion dollar NIPP electricity scam. That is the only way to move forward, he has to revisit the records of pass administrations and bring out those who were responsible for scamming Nigeria.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by Nobody: 7:55am On May 03, 2015|
[quote author=omenka post=33366921]These are the kind of headlines that give Alinson Madukwekwe and Okorinjo Iwe-ala migraines. Can hardly wait to see a judge bring down the hammer on some of there crooks.[/quote
What of past administration? Obj and yar adua ministers are they all saints? You comment like a core northerner. Why?
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by PassingShot(m): 8:04am On May 03, 2015|
For all Nigerians who asked for and voted for change, change is here and we must patriotically support GMB and his team on their approach.
I am more than happy that APC/Buhari are not too interested in wasting time to begin new probes/investigations into many scams we have witnessed in Nigeria.
Under GEJ, many probes were carried out at the executive and legislative arms of government yet not a single recommendation of all the probes was effected. If they knew there would not be implementation of probe reports, why did they set up committees to conduct the probes? Or the committees were meant to simply provide more money for some people?
By providing incentives to encourage indicted persons to return their loots, trillions of naira can be available to government for developmental projects. So, Diezani, Oduah, Aba Moro and many other public servants should be prepared to comply with the recommendations of the report indicting them or be ready to be prosecuted as per our law.
I pray that almighty God grants Buhari the required strength to do the right things for Nigeria and bring back glory to our land.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by omenka(m): 8:05am On May 03, 2015|
almajirimallam:First, I'm not a "core northerner", but that isn't the problem here. The problem is, what is wrong with being a "core northerner"?? This was the same kind of useless remark Clerk gave that Channels Straight Talk anchor: you ask me questions as if you are an Hausa woman.
Keep you tribal, regional, and religious crap out of my lane. Go look for your kind who revel of that rubbish.
Have a nice day.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by biafranking: 8:12am On May 03, 2015|
almajirimallam:the likes of obasanjo and co have started returning money to nigerians but our outgoing president must be nailed to return our money stolen for over 16 or 6years in office..
Jonathan and diezani maduekwe must be on a book without delay...
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by biafranking: 8:15am On May 03, 2015|
PassingShot:even dimeji bankole must be there...
He is a thief...
We must nail them all
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by PassingShot(m): 8:17am On May 03, 2015|
All those indicted irrespective of which camp they belong must be brought to justice.
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|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by Symphony007: 9:20am On May 03, 2015|
I have no problem with probing corruption so far as your godfather tinubu and his friends are also on the list.#babaonechance.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by biafranking: 10:51am On May 03, 2015|
Symphony007:all is involve
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by TheFreeOne: 9:23pm On May 03, 2015|
If you have sense it will make sense to you.
|Re: Corruption: Buhari To Revisit Past Probe Panel Reports by ki02020(m): 9:30pm On May 03, 2015|
The fear of baba is the begining of trying to stay corruption free in your practices.....no wonder some people were ready to spend half of the money they looted to stop baba victory.....but hey the will of God can't be supressed
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