Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has made it highly difficult for public funds to be looted.
The current Minister for Transportation said this during an interview with Daily Trust.
He insisted that anyone stealing public funds under the current administration us doing so secretly. He went on to laud the achievements of his Principal, saying that he has fought corruption better than any administration before him.
“I want Nigerians to be honest; can you openly take money from this government? I am not saying whether we are corrupt or not,” he said.
“Let us assume we are corrupt, can you openly take money from this government? In the past governments, what happened? You can take money in the streets.
“Corruption was so pervasive that nobody was talking about it. It was not hidden that people completely and openly displayed their wealth. Most of those who did that had nothing to do to show for it. They did not have a carpentry shop, but they were billionaires. They did not hide it; but here, if you are stealing, it is done quietly. I am not saying it is good, it is a sin punishable.
“In the previous government you could steal and you won’t be caught. If you were caught, there won’t be consequences. But in this government, if you steal there are consequences.”