Buhari ‘President has never been involved in corruption,’ Aide says

Onochie, who’s the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, made the comments via a post on Facebook.

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One of President Muhammadu Buhari’s aides, Lauretta Onochie, says that the president has never been involved in corrupt practices.

Onochie, who’s the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, made the comments via a post on Facebook.

“Our President Muhammadu Buhari is not a businessman. He has never been involved in doing business. He has never been involved in sharp practices to unfairly line his pockets, all his life,” she wrote.

“He has always worked in areas where he earned salaries. That’s how he managed his family finances. Salaries. So he can never understand how families are expected to survive this harsh economic realities when they go month by month, without their salaries.

“President Buhari has run out of patience with Governors who are owing salaries and has ordered CBN, Finance Ministry to release the Paris Club refunds to states immediately. Nigerians in the states where salaries are owed, must become active citizens by insisting that their salaries be paid.

“They must camp in front of the government houses, peacefully till their salaries are fully paid. Enough of this taking Nigerians for a ride. Let’s stop making excuses for those who are standing on our heads,” she added.

She made the comments after some Nigerians expressed concern at the latest presidential order to release more of the Paris Club funds to governors to enable them pay salaries.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been investigating allegations that the earlier released sums from the Paris Club Refund were mismanaged by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF).

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