Buhari’s anti-corruption war not selective – Kalu

Buhari’s anti-corruption war not selective – Kalu

A former Abia State Governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war was not selective as being perceived in some quarters.

According to him, the President has the right to demand explanation on how the nation’s money was spent by those being investigated.

Addressing journalists after paying a visit to a former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, at his Uphill residence in Minna, the Niger State capital, Kalu said people would be biased in their reasoning if they thought the anti-corruption war is selective.

The former Abia State governor said, “I do not believe that the anti-corruption war by President Buhari is selective. Someone may look at it in the perspective that it is selective because it is the people in the previous government that are involved and this is because they are the ones who handled the money during that period.”

Kalu, however, called on the President to pay more attention to the economy of the nation.

He said, “I support President Buhari in the fight against corruption, but as we are fighting corruption, we should also look at the industrial base of the country. No country can survive with only politics. The economy is very important to the nation.”

He urged the President to reopen all bureau de change that had been closed in the country, adding that not all of them engaged in fraudulent activities.

Kalu also urged Buhari to used dialogue to resolve the Niger Delta militancy.

Nigerian Online Newspaper=


follow us on twitter @aljazirahnewsng
Like us on Facebook @aljazirahnewsng

Share This:

Related Posts

State Police: Presidency seeks govs, N’Assembly’s support... The Presidency on Saturday hinted that necessary constitutional amendments would be done on the issue of state police as soon as it got more support from state governors and the National Assembly. It explained that its main focus was the expansion of the implementation of community policing as a ...
South Africa’s ANC confirms ‘recall’ of Zuma from presidency... South Africa's ANC party confirmed Tuesday it had decided to "recall" scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma from office but said there was no deadline for him to resign, pitching the country into further uncertainty. ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule told reporters that Zuma had "agreed in princ...
EDITORIAL: Presidency/Senate faceoff: Time to sheathe swords That the Senate/Presidency faceoff has degenerated to abysmal low is to say the least. It is perhaps time for both arms of government to sheathe their swords. AljazirahNigeria recalls that the faceoff started when the Senators directed the Secretary to the State Government, Babachir Lawal to appe...
Accidental Discharge: Presidential Villa safe, well secured ... The Presidency has reassured that the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the seat of Power, is safe and well secured to all citizens and foreigners alike. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, gave the reassurance in a statement he issued in Abuja on Thu...
Nigerian Army presents captured Boko Haram flag to President... The Nigerian Army on Friday night in Abuja hosted President Muhammadu Buhari to Guards Brigade Regimental Dinner and presented to him the captured Boko Haram flag. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the flag was handed over to the President by the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Do...
Buhari declares Boko Haram’s ‘final crushing’; says last Sam... Nigerian soldiers have raided Boko Haram’s “last enclave” in Sambisa forest, and the insurgents have finally been crushed, President Muhammadu Buhari said Saturday. The president said in a statement he was “most proud” to receive the “long-awaited and most gratifying news of the final crushing of...
Chibok schoolgirls to celebrate yuletide with parents – Pres... The 21 rescued Chibok schoolgirls are to enjoy Christmas and New Year festivities with their parents, Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President has disclosed. Shehu, who stated this on his Facebook page, said already the Department of State Security (...
2019 polls: PDP to present Atiku/Okonjo Iweala, as el-Rufai ... Atiku/Okonjo-Iweala campaign poster unveiled Intense political realignment ongoing within two major parties Tinubu, Saraki, Okorocha's camp re-strategize By Gaaden Puun, Abuja Political tempo heightens As the political calendar moves faster towards the 2019 presidential election, ...
Former Abia gov Orji kalu joins APC Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has formally joined the All Progressives congress. Kalu was received by the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the party at the National Secretariat on Wednesday.     Punch
Buhari laughing over ‘dog named Buhari’ saga — P... President Muhammadu Buhari saw the arrest and prosecution Joachim Iroko, a 41 year old trader arrested by the police in Ogun State for naming his dog ‘Buhari,’ as “a ‘laughable incident”, his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said late Thursday. In a short reaction posted on his Twitter handle, Mr. Shehu ...
Corruption Taints Defence Contract Military procurement deals during the Boko Haram insurgency were “tainted” by corruption, a statement from the Nigerian government on its investigation into misspent security funds said Thursday. A presidential committee found that defence contracts were awarded to companies “who lacked the necessar...
Senate receives presidency’s request for Magu’s confirmation... The Presidency on Thursday, requested the Senate to confirm Mr Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A letter to that effect, read at plenary by President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, also sought the confirmation of Messrs Nasule Moses, Lawan Mamman,...
Presidency, NASS, judiciary got N2.3trn in 10 years A total sum of N2.33trn was allocated to the Presidency, National Assembly and the Judiciary within the last 10 years, figures obtained from the Budget Office of the Federation have revealed. This is based on the allocations approved in the budget by the National Assembly within the 2007 and 2016...