You can never be Buhari’s friend once it’s confirmed that you are stealing from the public purse – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity says his boss hates only one thing with passion, which is the stealing of funds from the public purse.

According to the president’s Special Adviser, no matter who such a person is, when it is confirmed that he/she is a thief, Buhari’s friendship with the person ends.


Adesina, who made this revelation in an article posted on his Facebook page, titled, “PMB and The NDDC,” emphasized on why the President demanded a forensic investigation into the financial activities at the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC.

He wrote: ”There’s one thing President Muhammadu Buhari hates with a passion. Grand larceny. Expropriation and purloining. Once it’s confirmed that you are filching from the public purse, you can never be his friend, no matter who you are. So he had to bring to a halt the gravy train that the NDDC had become over the years. And no stampede, no rout or panic. The house cleaning must be done, and done well. Thorough.


“In the Niger Delta, you see plenty signboards, but little or no projects. In other words, people collect contracts, erect signboards announcing the project, but the job never gets done. And the contractors get paid.


“What to do? A forensic audit was necessary. Some powerful forces mounted robust resistance, but they didn’t reckon with the iron will of the President. The audit was done, and report submitted.'”




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