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Politicians back Buhari's fund recovery plan

29 June 2015, 18:51

Lagos - Some politicians on Monday in Lagos expressed their satisfaction with the plan by President Muhammadu Buhari to recover funds stolen from Nigeria.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the president had on June 23 vowed that FUNDS stolen from government’s coffers by government officials would be recovered by his government.

Speaking with NAN, Mr Dennis Aghanya, the Director of a group, Change Programme and Global Transformation, said that the decision was a good development.

According to him, government should make its appointees to give account of their stewardship.

"Whatever the leadership can do to repatriate the funds stashed away in foreign accounts is a welcome development.

"Previous administrations in Nigeria did not lay a good economic foundation for the country.

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"Subsequently, the adverse effect of such carelessness is beginning to manifest, especially with the recent global down turn of the economy.

"What we need now for the country is a leader who can take his time to re-establish our value system and set our priorities right, "Aghanya said.

Also speaking, the Lagos State Chairman of the People's Democratic Movement, Dr Akin Badmus, described the president’s move as a welcome development.

"It is a good move; it is difficult to draw a line on corruption, especially on the scale perpetrated by the previous administrations.

"Nigeria has been grappling with corruption for so long, this has made other countries to look at all Nigerians as corrupt.

"I believe now is the time to put an end to it. I totally endorse the president’s decision," Badmus said.

The National Chairman of the African Democratic Congress, Chief Ralph Nwosu, however, advised the government to concentrate on the challenges ahead.

"Nigeria has varied assets for the government to concentrate on, we are not all corrupt.

"If a CEO inherits a failing or a failed organisation, the best way to proceed is not to cause further panic but to evolve a confidence building mechanism.

"It is no longer politics; you asked for the job and Nigerians have rewarded you with their votes, whatsoever the present government sees there was what the former was grappling with.

"It will be self-indicting if they claim not to know what they campaigned for," Nwosu said. 



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