A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Nuhu Ribadu has said there have been no oil billionaires since President Muhammadu Buhari became the Minister of Petroleum.
Concise News understands that Ribadu said this on Monday during a two-day retreat for Commissioner designates, Special Assistants, and Permanent Secretaries in Gombe State.
According to him, Buhari has helped in reducing corruption in the petroleum sector of the country, adding that a leader with soiled hands has no right to fight corruption.
“Make a personal vow not to steal public funds. You can’t stop corruption in the police when the civil service is still corrupt,” he said. “Stop corruption and see what will happen in the society.
“Corruption erodes trust in leadership. A leader with soiled hands has no moral right to question his subordinates.
“For you, all this is, is a stepping stone. You must not fall for the banana peel thereby denting yourself. EFCC, NFIU are capable and they can see you.
“They have the infrastructure to track every single penny stolen from the government. Things have changed, and the world has changed, so let us also change.
“Since President Buhari took over as the minister of petroleum, I have not seen people become billionaires from oil business because there is a leader who is not corrupt.”