Monday, January 29, 2018
BRIEF HISTORY OF CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA
Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa- no public funds stolen.
Major Gen. Aguyi Ironsi- no public funds stolen.
Gen. Yakubu Gowon- little stealing of public funds began gradually.
Gen. Murtala Muhammad- zero tolerance for corruption and indiscipline.
Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo- Military egg heads started owning huge properties, oil Blocs running into Millions of dollars.
Alhaji Shehu Shagari- looting galore by Ministers, party functionaries and other government big wigs.
Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari- zero tolerance for corruption and indiscipline.
Some corrupt politicians bagged 200 years jail terms.
Gen Ibrahim Babangida- freed all jailed politicians; liberalized the architecture.
In one fell swoop about $12 Billion varnished.
Gen. Sani Abacha- over $25 Billion looted in four turbulent years.
10. *1998- 1999:*
Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar- about $2 Billion looted in 11 months.
11. *1999- 2007:*
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo- His Bank account said to have grown from N20,000 after leaving prison to Multi-Billion dollars with choice properties across major cities. $16 Billion allegedly meant for electric power projects vanished. Another N300 Billion [$2b] for roads disappeared.
Alhaji Umar Yar'Adua- reserved and sick. Looted funds have not been traced to his regime.
Dr. Goodluck Ebelle Jonathan- in 2011 elections about N2.6 Trillion disappeared.
Over $31Billion stolen in 2yrs.
Another $2.6 Billion was stolen in 2015 elections.
More relevations on stolen public funds during his tenure are still emerging.
Source: The Sunday Sun May, 15, 2016. Page 22.0.). Amina Dabo.
14. *2015 - date.* PMB. Integrity, Zero tolerance for corruption, recovery of looted funds....
It is well with Nigeria.