Nigeria is being looted with impunity under Buhari – US
The United States has said that “widespread and pervasive” corruption is being perpetrated under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The U.S. in its 2020 annual report on human rights said Buhari’s government has failed to take action to stem widespread looting using existing laws that criminalise theft in public service.
The report read in part; “Although the law provides criminal penalties for conviction of official corruption, the government did not consistently implement the law, and government employees frequently engaged in corrupt practices with impunity.
“Massive, widespread, and pervasive corruption affected all levels of government, including the judiciary and security services.”
The report also noted that the president, vice president, governors, and deputy governors have continued to enjoy the immunity clause in the Constitution that shields them from facing charges while in office.