President Muhammadu Buhari’s Advisory Committee on Corruption has said that no corrupt Nigerian will be spared in its anti-corruption crusade.
According to the chairman of the committee, Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), not even members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would be spared in the war against corruption in the country.
Sagay, who spoke exclusively with Vanguard, stated categorically that there will be no sacred cows in the anti-graft war, adding that the Buhari administration is ‘blind’ towards anyone found wanting.
The respected legal practitioner, who made his declaration during a Government College, Ughelli, Old Boys Association, Lagos branch meeting, was asked if his anti-corruption campaign would involve APC members.
He said: “the whole struggle is a blind one. It does not look to the left or right, but goes straight to the subject matter regardless of who is involved.
“No time frame has been fixed so far, we will just carry on until we are told to stop. There is no time frame. The present government has the political will. You can see that the President is very determined, so there is no danger in that regard.
“I would not state the details or terms of reference but I can summarise it and simply say that what it involves is to provide support of the anti-corruption agencies and also intensively intervene in the whole process of the anti-corruption war.
“It is also to ensure that the administration of justice is effective and that all cases of corruption are prosecuted efficiently and as successfully as possible. In other words, we are to ensure that the anti-corruption war is successfully executed at all levels.”
On whether corruption can be totally eradicated in the country, Sagay said: “no society can be corruption-free but we can reduce it to a minimum level so that the country can progress regardless of whatever is left.”
Sagay had only recently asked looters to come out openly and confess their crimes, explaining that the punishment on such defaulters may be lenient.