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Obasanjo to Buhari: ‘If You Want to Fight Corruption, You Must Always Be Vigilant’

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said to President Muhammadu Buhari to always be vigilant if indeed he wants to win the war against corruption.

 Obasanjo said this when fielding questions from State House correspondents on budget padding after a closed meeting with President Buhari at the State House, Abuja, saying that the recent 2016 Budget scandal in the National Assembly had vindicated him.

Obasanjo had in January challenged the National Assembly to open the financial records of the Senate and the House of Representatives since 1999 to external bodies.

The former president expressed concern over the current budget padding accusation and counter-accusation between the leadership of the House of Representatives and the former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin.

It would be recalled that Jibrin, who was removed as the chairman of the committee last week, had accused the leadership of the House of padding the 2016 budget to the tune of N40 billion.

He alleged that the padding was done at a secret location with the backing of the Speaker and three principal officers including Deputy Speaker Yusuff Lasun, House Whip Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Minority Leader Leo Ogor.

Some supporters of the Speaker in the House of Representatives in turn accused the aggrieved member of padding the 2016 budget with billions of naira.

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