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Saraki speaks on ‘selective fight’ against corruption


The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has called for transparency in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

Saraki, while speaking at a dinner during the ongoing 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja on Monday, agreed that the cost of governance was huge, however, criticized the fight against corruption, describing it as being selective.

The Senate President, therefore, called for transparency, credibility in the anti-corruption war, adding that effort should also be made to prevent it.

“For example, the main area where we produce our major revenue is mainly in the oil and gas sector.

“But when you look at corruption cases, I am not sure you will find many of the cases in that sector, the fight is so selective.

“But if it is transparent, you should start from where you are producing your large source of revenue.

“Because if you can tackle corruption in the sector, there will be less leakages down the line.

“For example today, we are back to spending close to 3.6 billion dollars petroleum subsidy, so apart from the national assembly, which anti-corruption agency is looking at that?

“The point I am making is that there should be a transparent process and approach in fighting corruption.

“If we can make the petroleum sector most efficient which accounts for large revenue, the government will be more efficient,” Saraki said.

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