We are making progress in the fight against corruption and recovery of stolen public funds and assets despite vicious and stiff resistance.
Grand corruption, the shameful past practice of the brazen theft of billions of Naira straight from our treasury, is no more.
The following are some of the achievements.
Full enforcement of the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 leading to quick trial of suspects resulting in convictions. These include two ex-governors (Joshua Dariye of Plateau State and Jolly Nyame of Taraba State).
Whistle Blowing Policy with:
N7.8 billion, US$378 million, £27,800 in recovered money so far.
791 investigations undertaken and 534 completed
10 under prosecution and 4 convictions.
Enforcing Treasury Single Account Coverage with an average savings of N4 billion monthly in banking charges.
Increased Oversight of MDAs, including:
JAMB remitting N7.8billion in 2017, in contrast to N51 million naira remitted between 2010 and 2016.
N526 billion and US$21 billion discovered to have been underpaid to the Federation Account between 2010 and 2015.
Deployment of BVN for Payroll and Social Investment Programmes has so far led to the detection of 54,000 fraudulent payroll entries.
The Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA) identified 54,000 fraudulent payroll entries resulting in payroll savings of N200 billion.
Creation of Efficiency Unit (EU) that has saved billions on Travel & Transport and On Office Stationeries & Computer Consumables
Integrated Payroll Personnel and Information System (IPPIS).
Establishment of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) that trained both Federal and States Prosecutors and devise clearer strategies for seizing stolen assets.
Shady oil deals and public contracts, like the 3 billion dollars oil swap deal that was never paid to Government, have been stopped.
Multilateral cooperation agreements on criminal matters with friendly countries have been signed.
Increasing cooperation from the Judiciary with the directive of the Chief Justice of Nigeria to Heads of all Courts of first instance and Appeal to accelerate hearings of corruption cases and the determination of the NJC to dismiss any judicial officer found to have been compromised.
We are no longer a pariah state. Nigerians and the international community have begun to applaud our policies and determination to fight corruption.
In the last few months, Nigeria has attracted the visits of major world leaders like the French President, the German Chancellor, the British Prime Minister, Prince of Wales, among others. President Buhari, in turn has been invited, and has actually visited countries like the United States, China United Kingdom, France, among others.
President Buhari has been appointed as the Champion of Anti-corruption in Africa by the African Union.
Investors from all over the world are looking for business opportunities in Nigeria.