Buhari: Don’t accuse ministers without evidence
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to stop accusing his ministers and other senior government officials of corruption without concrete proof.
Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina yesterday, decried said ministers and other top government officials were being “tarred with the brush of corruption” without any concrete evidence.
He appealed to Nigerians to ignore orchestrated attempts to sully the integrity of ministers and other senior government officials.
The president was reacting to reports that a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, was being investigated over crude oil swap deals and gas lifting during his tenure as GMD.
Buhari also appealed for what he called “decent and civilised comments”, particularly when they have to do with the integrity of those serving the country.
“Terrible and unfounded comments about other people’s integrity are not good. We are not going to spare anybody who soils his hands, but people should please wait till such individuals are indicted,” he said.
He reiterated his administration’s commitment to probity, accountability and integrity.
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