Law & JusticeNational SecurityNewsNigeriaPast administration looted funds for fight against terrorism – AGF

Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has said the past government embezzled fund meant for curbing terrorism in the country.

According to him, the present administration has cleared the mess created by the past government using looted assets that was recovered.

The AGF revealed this on Monday while featuring on a programme aired by Radio Kano.

He noted that the funds recovered over the years from foreign countries has helped the President Muhammadu Buhari administration fund various projects.

“The money recovered from looted assets, especially those that were kept abroad, were used judiciously and are all visible to Nigerians.

“Some of the projects that were carried out from that money include the Kano-Abuja highway, the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Second Niger Bridge which was abandoned many years ago, and other projects like school feeding programmes, the agricultural input support, N-Power, and many others.

“The fight against corruption has recorded tremendous success also. This administration did not even favour even members of its cabinet whenever found guilty. Many people were convicted on several corruption allegations and nobody intervened to favour or influence the process.

“This has really helped in the recovery of many looted assets and that is what we are using in many of our capital projects.

“It equally helped in the fight against insecurity because that past administration has looted huge amount of money that was meant for the fight against terrorism. But we came and cleared all their mess. So, we did what they were not able to do in one year.

“The time we came, there were over 17 local governments in the north-east that were under control of the Boko Haram terrorists. There were attacks everywhere in the region. But we were able to recover the 17 local governments, restore peace, build houses for IDPs and many more,” he said.


Beloved John (Staff Writer)

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