No oil billionaire since Buhari became petroleum minister says Ribadu

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Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu no Monday said no one has become an oil billionaire since President Muhammadu Buhari became minister of petroleum.

Ribadu said this while making a presentation on anti-corruption and good governance at a two-day retreat for commissioner-designates, special assistants, and permanent secretaries, on Monday, in Gombe state.

He said corruption has been curbed in the petroleum sector by the Buhari administration.

He asked the officials to make a vow not to steal public funds, adding that corruption needs to be curbed at all levels.

Ribadu, “Make a personal vow not to steal public funds. You can’t stop corruption in the police when the civil service is still corrupt. 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.”