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Buhari Exposes Agencies Still Diverting Govt Funds

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President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that despite his administration’s best efforts to rid the nation of corruption, some government agencies were still diverting government revenue or refusing to fully account for generated revenue.

Buhari made the disclosure during Monday’s inauguration of the new board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in Abuja.

Although the president failed to identify the offending agencies, he stated that his administration remained committed to ensuring that all government account for public revenue generated or expended.

The president said, “As I have noted in recent times, despite our anti-corruption drive, some agencies of government still divert or refuse to fully account for revenue generated. Rather than obey constitutional provisions and extant rules and regulations, such agencies continue as if nothing has changed.

“We are determined to ensure that every agency of government account for public revenue generated or expended. I am looking forward to ICPC’s support both for enforcement of anti-corruption laws and submission of policy measures and directives to prevent revenue leakage and diversion.

“I am looking forward to ICPC’s support both for enforcement of anti-corruption laws and submission of policy measures and directives to prevent revenue leakage and diversion.”

Members of the new board include Bolaji Owasanoye (chairman), Grace Chinda, Okolo Titus, Obiora Igwedebia, Olubukola Balogun, Adams Bello, Hannatu Muhammed, Abdullahi Saidu, and Yahaya Dauda.

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