Justice ministry will play its role in recovery of stolen funds

We will play our part in the prosecution of whoever has been found wanting and the security agencies have concluded their investigation on them.

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The Federal Ministry of Justice said on Thursday it was ready to play its part in the prosecution of all those alleged to have stolen public funds by an investigation report.

The Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Alhaji Abdullahi Ahmed, made this known to State House correspondents after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of his ministry.

If the ministry receives investigations concluded by the responsible agencies, we will play our part.

"We will play our part in the prosecution of whoever has been found wanting and the security agencies have concluded their investigation on them."

"At the moment, the ministry is not in receipt of any report concerning anybody in that regard."

Ahmed said that the ministry would continue to cooperate with the President to ensure that all the promises he made to Nigerians relating to the Rule of Law were kept.

He said: "We have briefed the President on how we conduct ourselves concerning the maintenance of the Rule of Law in the country."

"As you know, Rule of Law is one of the cardinal policies of this administration and we have given him a rundown of what we have been doing from 2011 till now."

"We also pledged to him our continued cooperation to ensure that all the promises he has made to Nigerians - as far as they relate to the Rule of Law are achieved."

Amb. Abdulkadir Musa, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, who also spoke with the correspondents, said that his meeting with Buhari centred on job creation.

Musa said that the present administration was working assiduously to attract more investment to Nigeria and encourage business.

According to him, the President has given him the mandate to discuss with the relevant people that will assist in driving the agenda.

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