“This opens the door for forfeiture of assets that the purported owner cannot explain, whether or not an allegation of corruption is made,” he said adding that the challenge of corruption has made Nigeria’s debt and poverty figures double in spite of the highest oil revenues in Nigeria’s history.
He said the government of Buhari knows that it has not won the battle against corruption.
“By that, we mean the stealing of huge public resources directly from the treasury; usually at the highest levels of executive authority; and the stealing of budgeted funds through various schemes.
“We are now poised to deal with the wider problem of systemic corruption; especially where the average person interacts with government.
“Corruption in the issuance of contracts, licenses and other government approvals; there is no reason why any Nigerian should have to give bribe to law enforcement agents for obtaining drivers licenses or passports or to clear goods at our ports,” he said.