President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the government where assets seized from officials are later returned to them has changed adding that such occurrence will not happen again.
The President said he has given directives that all forfeited assets be sold and the money realized from it should be put in the Treasury Single Account.
He stated this on Thursday while addressing members of the Presidential Advisory Committe Against Corruption (PACAC) led by the Chairman, Professor Itse Sagay at the state house in Abuja.
He said, “Let’s see who will now take back the money from the treasury, and give back to those people, as was done in the past.”
The President further vowed to beam the searchlight on the cost of governance and weed out corruption in the country.
He also commended the PACAC committee for the major sacrifice they have made in the fight against corruption.
He said, “I appreciate members of the committee for the major sacrifice they have made in accepting the assignment to serve the country.”
“Some of the elite won’t trust you, and you will be alienated, no matter how close you are to them,” he added.