The anti-corruption war of the Buhari-led administration has helped to yield a staggering sum of 57.9 billion naira according to the attorney-general of the federation, Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN). Making this known while defending the budget of the Justice Ministry before the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters at the National Assembly.
According to a statement attributed to the Justice on PRNigeria, Malami had this to say:
“N50Billion was the fine paid by MTN company while N7 billion and $10 Million US Dollar was recovered from private residence, N40Million and N50Million were voluntarily returned. $250 Million under interim forfeiture was alleged proceeds of oil bunkering, and also $136.676 Million awaiting actual remittance and $270 Million was FGN fund recovered from commercial banks.’’
Mr Malami initiated the seating that the ministry of justice operated throughout last year with no capital budget as they saw their budgetary proposal not getting appropriation; therefore, the ministry had to run on a zero capital budget. He, however, pointed out that the ministry still made giant strides irrespective of that fact. Mr Malami said that he is “happy to state, however, that we as a Ministry recorded modest achievements in the act of contributing to the revenue generation of the Federal Government notwithstanding the zero capital budgets.”
The Buhari-led APC government was voted into power with the promise to engage in extensive anti-corruption war.