According to the federal government of Nigeria, $1 billion in stolen public monies have been found since President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration began.
This was said on Wednesday when Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, briefed State House media following the Federal Executive Council meeting. He said that the confiscated assets had been used in a number of economic areas, including the fight against poverty.
In contrast, the Buhari administration, he claimed, had so far sentenced more than 3,000 convicts, while the government had only recorded 109 convictions before to 2015. In order to strengthen the nation’s anti-corruption campaign, he added that the FEC had approved a new National Anti-Corruption Strategy Document (2022-2026).
The council also approved a N14 billion budget addition for the Dantata and Sawoe-awarded Kano Western Bypass Road project.
The contract amount was increased from N22 billion to N36.89 billion, according to Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing. When finished, the route, according to him, will connect the Kano-Maiduguri Highway.
According to him, the council also agreed to use the money set aside for the trailer park’s construction along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Highway to finish the main carriageway.