The Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, has boasted, saying President Muhammadu Buhari is above scandal, adding that the president does not have any bank account stashed with corrupt money.
Shehu on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, said this while speaking on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme, noting that his principal has performed well in the fight against corruption.
Some past Nigerian leaders including the former Head of State, Sani Abacha; former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke; former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori; and many more have all been charged with financial crimes by the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Economic Financial Crimes Commission, for secretly keeping millions of funds in several accounts locally and internationally.
However, some of these monies have been recovered and returned to the Federal Government.
According to the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index report by Transparency International in January 2023, Nigeria fell four places from 154 out of 180 countries and territories in the latest ranking.