The Presidency has reacted to the corruption scandals involving Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah, Peter Obi among others.
Bagudu, who chairs the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), and Oduah, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congres (APC), have been accused of corruption by the Pandora Papers.
In an interview with Daily Trust on Tuesday, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated that the Presidency will comment on the development soon.
He disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Ministry of Justice are responsible for any action on the matter.
Shehu added that the two institutions will advise President Muhammadu Buhari on the next line of action.
“Before you come to the Presidency, I will advise you to go to the EFCC and the ministry of justice because they are responsible.
“Let them advise and let us know what they are saying,” he said.
The Pandora Papers was created by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) a nonprofit newsroom and network of journalists centred in Washington, D.C., which exposes a global entanglement of political power and secretive offshore finances and dealings.
The investigation which involved over 600 journalists and over 100 media organisations have already exposed the financial dealings of politicians, former and serving public officials, and some notable Nigerians.
By Doris Israel Ijeoma