Garba Shehu Buhari’s spokesman lists achievements of current administration

The Presidential spokesman said Buhari has achieved a lot these past seven months, with his war against corruption.

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Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari

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The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, has issued a statement debunking a report by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), which said President Buhari has only achieved one out of his 222 tracked electoral promises.

Punch reports that Shehu said Buhari has achieved a lot these past seven months, with his war against corruption.

The Presidential spokeman said  “He is making good strides towards improving governance by tackling corruption. Till date, a good number of persons believed to have collectively stolen billions from taxpayers have been arrested and are facing the courts.

“We are working with our allies across the world from Britain and America to France and Germany to China and the UAE to source, locate and repatriate misappropriated funds.”

“So far, an escrow account has been opened for money that is being returned. This is only the start. The return of stolen funds is important, but it is just as critical to ensure that those who seek to steal realise that no longer will there be such impunity in Nigeria," shehu said.

“Doesn’t the President deserve credit for this and other efforts to confront the monster of corruption?” he asked.

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) based its report on its assessment of various sectors of the economy, which includes: agriculture, oil and gas, security, the anti-corruption war etc.

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