ABUJA- FORMER Minister of State for Education, Kenneth Gbagi yesterday accused some immediate past ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria massively enriched themselves while in office, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that they go to prison after probing them.
According to him, the kind of money in the hands of some persons in Nigeria was enough to plung the country into war in the next ten years, adding that the money must be returned by these persons for the provision of infrastructure.
Speaking with Vanguard, Gbagi who urged President Buhari not to spare any rod in his anti- corruption crusade, stressed that the President must be decisive if he must succeed in taking Nigeria to the promised land.
According to him, some very powerful ministers did not have respect for the nation’s local currency as they operated throughout in office in dollars, thereby turning the country into a dollar economy, adding that two powerful ministers in the immediate past Administration must go to prison and be made to return the over 100 trillion tax payers money stocked away in other countries, institutions and agencies.
He said , ” President Muhammadu Buhari must be decisive if Nigeria must succeed as 2016 must be seen as a year when Nigerians enjoyed democracy.
He should ensure that no rod is spared. Buhari has no right to grant pardon to anyone that has committed crime against the country because he is not a court. We hear that there are negotiations to grant pardon to some persons, everyone should be made accountable, there should be no negotiation. He will loose respect from Nigerians within six months if he does not ask all those people to vomit the money.
” The kind of money in the hands of some persons in Nigeria can put the country in war in the next ten years, he should follow them, no matter who you are, you to to jail. You cannot be wealthy in England, Germany, others without showing how you got it. Some one in Nigeria may have only a car, no house before becoming a governor, a minister, Special Adviser, others, but when he is elected or appointed, once he leaves office, he becomes a billionaire and will start intimidating, harassing the people.”