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Buhari defends his ministers; says corruption allegations against them are “unfounded and terrible”

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Buhari defends his ministers; says corruption allegations against them are “unfounded and terrible”

President Muhammadu Buhari says there are orchestrated attempts to “sully the integrity of ministers and other senior government officials.”

He called on Nigerians to ignore the accusations which, according to him, are without any concrete evidence.

The Muhammadu Buhari administration has recently been scarred by corruption allegations against some of its officials including army chief, Tukur Buratai, interior minister Abdulrahman Dambazau, FIRS chairman, Tunde Fowler, among others.

The presidency statement which was signed by Femi Adesina particularly dismissed accusations against the immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), who is also Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu.

Some reports had alleged that Kachikwu is being investigated over crude oil swap deals and gas liftings during his tenure as GMD of the petroleum corporation.

“Terrible and unfounded comments about other people’s integrity are not good. We are not going to spare anybody who soils his hands, but people should please wait till such individuals are indicted,” the President said.

President Buhari said his administration’s commitment to probity, accountability and integrity, promising that transparency remains a watchword, which would never be trifled with.

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