Corruption: Buhari Will Probe CBN

Godwin Emefiele

President Muhammadu Buhari may extend his investigation into recent activities of some government agencies and departments to the Central Bank of Nigeria, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt.

Buhari had while meeting state governors on June 23, stated that officials of the past government abandoned all financial and administrative instructions put in place in parastatals and agencies, therefore throwing the country into financial crisis.

He also vowed at that meeting that funds stolen by government officials who abused their offices in the past would be recovered and systemic leakages stopped.

A Presidency official on condition of anonymity told our correspondent on Saturday that the issue of alleged financial malpractices in the CBN featured prominently during the meeting Buhari had with the state governors.

The source said in the course of reviewing activities of government agencies and parastatals under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan during the meeting, a state governor made reference to the CBN. Read full on Punch