As many Nigerians have speculated, President Muhammadu Buhari‘s government has began the probe of Goodluck Jonathan’s administration by hiring two international forensic audit firms to audit the revenue sent to the Federation Account and how they were utilized under Jonathan’s administration.
The Mr. Adams Oshiomole, the Governor of Edo State, and a memeber of the National Economic Council (NEC) told journalists that the audit will cover from January 1, 2010 to June 1, 2015. Governor Oshimomole has been in the forefront of President Buhari’s anti-corruption drive to retrieve the loots from the Jonathan’s administration.
The People’s Democractic Party (PDP), in reactions to this called for the probing of the other administrations before Jonathan’s and labelled their exclusion as Buhari’s attempt to witch-hunt Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
The government corporations that will be under the spotlight in the probe include the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Nigerian Customs Authority and the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (NEITI) amongst others.
Governor Oshiomole on behalf of the Buhari’s administration has dismissed claims that the probe was aimed at witch-hunting the Jonathan’s administration. He insisted it is rather aimed at recovering looted funds and making government corporations more transparent.