Amaechi: Massive stealing going on ‘quietly’ under Buhari



Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that massive stealing is still going on under President Muhammadu Buhari.

The president had campaigned in 2015 with a promise to wipe out pervasive corruption.

However, Nigerians are not convinced that he has been able to achieve that, given many cases of corruption recorded under his regime.

Confirming the fears of Nigerians in an interview with Daily Trust, Amaechi said looting is still going on under Buhari “quietly.”

He said: ”

He said:“I want Nigerians to be honest; can you openly take money in this government? I am not saying whether we are corrupt or not. Let us assume we are corrupt, can you openly take money in this government? In the past governments, what happened? You can take money in the streets. Corruption was so pervasive that nobody was talking about it. It was not hidden that people completely and openly displayed their wealth.

“Most of those who did that had nothing to do to show for it. They did not have a carpentry shop, but they were billionaires. They did not hide it; but here, if you are stealing, it is done quietly. I am not saying it is good, it is a sin punishable. In the previous government you could steal and you won’t be caught. If you were caught, there won’t be consequences. But in this government, if you steal there are consequences.”