The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has urged President Mohammadu Buhari to urgently sign or issue an Unexplained Wealth Order to strengthen the fight against corruption.
Ndume spoke at the weekend in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, while delivering the 2021 Distinguish Leadership Lecture Series, organised by the University of Ibadan (UI).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lecture, with the topic: The Unexplained Wealth and the Fight Against Corruption in Nigeria, was held at the Trenchard Hall of the premier university.
Ndume, who is the Chairman of Senate Standing Committee on Army, also urged President Buhari to prevail on the National Assembly to pass the Proceeds of Crime Bill in time, “regardless of the bickering on the management of the proceeds recovered”. He said there is need to examine issues surrounding corruption, “most especially those occasioned by public officers who are in trust of public wealth”.
Ndume added: “Our crusade against this monster (corruption) should start from politicians, top public servants, civil servants down to local government workers.
“For the perpetrators, it is not difficult to identify the tendencies exhibited by these officers; acquiring landed property in and outside the country, having fat bank deposits, buying expensive cars, or marrying so many wives.”