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Corruption: Buhari Govt Places 50 High Profile Nigerians On Watch List

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria Immigration Service and other security agencies have been ordered by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to place at least, 50 high profile persons directly affected by EO6 on watch-list and restricted them from leaving the county pending the determination of their cases.

The government has also ordered the relevant agencies to monitor the financial transactions of such persons of interest to ensure that the assets are not dissipated and such persons do not interfere with, nor howsoever corrupt the investigation and litigation processes.

A statement today, Saturday, by the senior special assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu said that the move is made under the instant judicial affirmation of the constitutionality and legality of the Executive Order 6 (EO6).

The statement said that the President had therefore mandated the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice to implement the Order in full force.

“It is instructive to note that EO6 was specifically directed to relevant law enforcement agencies to ensure that all assets within a minimum value of N50 million or equivalent, subject to investigation or litigation are protected from dissipation by employing all available lawful means, pending the final determination of any corruption-related matter.

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“The Buhari administration reassures all well-meaning and patriotic Nigerians of its commitment to the fight against corruption, in accordance with the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the general principles of the Rule of Law.

“Accordingly, this administration will uphold the rule of law in all its actions and the right of citizens would be protected as guaranteed by the Constitution.

“We, therefore, enjoin all Nigerians to cooperate with the law enforcement authorities towards ensuring a successful implementation of the Executive Order 6 which is a paradigm-changing policy of the Federal Government in the fight against corruption.”