Earlier this year, Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai was mentioned in a N120m Dubai house saga which the military leader vehemently denied, stating that the houses belongs to one of his wives not him.
In another instance, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Secretary-General of Federation, Babachir Lawal, was implicated in a N270m grass cutting scandal. The SGF assigned an ear deafening 270 million naira contract to his own company for cutting grasses around IDPs around the country.
However, in a statement released via his Media adviser Femi Adesina on Sunday 18 December, Buhari says he would probe any corrupt person found in his government.
The press release goes thus:
“The attention of the presidency has been drawn to a number of reports in the media, in which various accusations of corruption have been levelled against some top officials in the administration.
“In that regard, President Buhari has instructed the Attorney General of the Federation to investigate the involvement of any top government officials accused of any wrong-doing. If any of them are liable they will not escape prosecution.”