President Buhari declares national emergency on high profile corruption cases

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared a national emergency on the war against corruption, to enable the Federal Government to effectively deal with the ongoing high profile corruption-related cases in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari made the declaration, while signing Executive Order No. 6 of 2018 on the preservation of assets connected with serious corruption and other relevant offences, at the Presidential villa, Abuja.

He said the declaration of emergency had become necessary owing to the need to re-kit and re-tool government’s arsenal to be able to effectively tackle corruption’s perilous counter-attack against the Nigerian state. According to Buhari, there are more grounds to cover in the war against corruption as the federal government is prepared to go out to possess those lands by cutting off any means that facilitates corruption and supports its growth.