SERAP Asks Buhari To Demonstrate Corruption Combat By Declaring His Assets

Date: 09-04-2015 6:09 pm (5 years ago) | Author: MrJohn
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A pressure group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has charged the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to make a public declaration of his assets immediately after his inauguration on May 29.

This advice ranks first in a five-point anti-corruption outline that the group said it wanted Buhari to consider if he is serious about fighting the scourge of corruption ravaging the country.

Disclosing this through a statement issued by its Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, on Thursday, SERAP decried the fate of the country in the face of institutional corruption, stressing that Nigerians had high hopes in Buhari to sanitise the system and alleviate the sufferings of the common man.

The group held that by declaring his asset, Buhari would have set a standard for the culture of transparency, which it believes was currently missing in public life.

While advising the President-elect to make his war against corruption all-inclusive in terms engaging the public and prosecution without fear or favour, SERAP urged him to go about it in a manner that would not make it look like a war against the opposition.

“The President-elect must appreciate the legacy of systemic corruption, its human rights costs; and anticipate the scale and challenges of reconstruction.

“First, the President-elect should demonstrate the political will to prevent and combat corruption not only within his presidency but also at all levels of governance. His strategy should reflect the importance of transparency, accountability and participation.

“As a first step, the President-elect should immediately after 29 May 2015 demonstrate his total rejection of corruption by publicly declaring his assets and publicly instructing all members of his government to do the same,” it said.

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As part of the corruption-eradication road map, SERAP enjoined the President-elect to revisit all unresolved corruption cases in various institutions and ministries including the aviation sector; the petroleum ministry where about N300bn was allegedly missing since 2011; the fuel subsidy scam; the alleged mismanagement of trillions of naira in the Security and Exchange Commission among others.

Posted: at 9-04-2015 06:09 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Ritabrenice at 9-04-2015 06:24 PM (5 years ago)
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 Cheesy
Posted: at 9-04-2015 06:24 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- psalmo at 9-04-2015 07:39 PM (5 years ago)
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just passing
Posted: at 9-04-2015 07:39 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- schmit at 9-04-2015 08:05 PM (5 years ago)
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Buhari say Na 1 Million  he get before election ,and now when he Don use am campaign ,so buhari no get anything  again.  When he rule finish  una go feel am. All Naija politicans are thieves, none of Dem go lie say Dem never steal us before.
Posted: at 9-04-2015 08:05 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 9-04-2015 08:09 PM (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 9-04-2015 08:09 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Deepsea81 at 9-04-2015 08:26 PM (5 years ago)
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make him declare now before him enter office ooo if this group really mean waiting them they talk cuz na attention everybody dey seek now
Posted: at 9-04-2015 08:26 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Deepsea81 at 9-04-2015 08:28 PM (5 years ago)
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Even these so called groups na them be criminals too how would they say after may 29? why not now? they looking for appointment and recognition now before then so they will silent thieves
Posted: at 9-04-2015 08:28 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zoe61 at 10-04-2015 12:09 AM (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 10-04-2015 12:09 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- echeeche at 10-04-2015 07:34 AM (5 years ago)
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 Grin
Posted: at 10-04-2015 07:34 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 10-04-2015 08:11 AM (5 years ago)
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Hmmm I see truth cuming out. Anyway make we dey wait na
Posted: at 10-04-2015 08:11 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- mensch at 10-04-2015 09:21 AM (5 years ago)
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Buhari, pls get everyone who loot Nigerrian money to pay it back, where by he cannot pay it back,

he should remain in kirikiri forever. regardless of who
Posted: at 10-04-2015 09:21 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Nicksam at 10-04-2015 10:07 AM (5 years ago)
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SEE ME PASSING
Posted: at 10-04-2015 10:07 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Ouch1212 at 10-04-2015 11:31 AM (5 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 10-04-2015 11:31 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- elchymo at 21-08-2015 03:13 AM (5 years ago)
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We are watching closely
Posted: at 21-08-2015 03:13 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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