The federal government has disclosed that those who looted the country’s treasury have reduced Nigeria to nothingness.
The government also said it has intensified the war against corruption to ensure that all those who abused the collective human rights of Nigerians through mindless looting of the treasury are brought to book.
This is even as the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, expressed delight about the introduction of the Whistle-blower Policy of the federal government, which he said is helping to expose corrupt officials and the recovery of looted funds.
Speaking during the commissioning of the Human Rights Radio yesterday, Alhaji Mohammed described corruption as the greatest assault to the collective human rights of Nigerians.
He noted that no economy in the world can survive the mindless looting that the country has experienced.
“I want to say this without any equivocation that the protection of human rights is the first responsibility of any government and this government in particular has done more than anybody to protect the collective human rights of Nigerians.
“I am going to prove this. The greatest assault to our collective human rights are those people who have stolen our money; those people who have pocketed money meant for roads, power, water, Medicare.
Those are the people who have assaulted our collective human rights; those are the people who have reduced Nigerians to nothingness. “Those are the people who have humiliated this country and this is why this government’s anti-corruption war must be supported by all and sundry,” he said.
Mohammed said the current economic hardship has its root in the reckless looting of the treasury by public officials, and that the Buhari’s government is doing everything possible to fix the economy and make Nigerians happy.
“No economy in the world can survive this mindless looting. If everyone of us that has access to power should steal $10 million, how can the Naira ever be strong. If we steal over $136 million, how can our roads be in good order or how can we have power,” he queried.