AS 2023 general election is approaching and President Muhammadu Buhari, tenure is going to an end, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged him to recommit to transparency, and demonstrate leadership by publicly publishing his assets and encourage other members of his administration to do same.
This statement contained in an open letter dated October 1, 2022, signed by, Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP’s Deputy Director, organisation said contrary to Buhari’s Independence Day address, “grand corruption has continued to deny millions of Nigerians equal opportunities.”
in the same letter, SERAP also charged him to direct the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, “to take immediate steps to expeditiously, diligently, effectively and fairly prosecute all outstanding high-profile corruption cases currently being handled by his office.”
The letter, read in part: “promoting transparency, combating corruption and obeying the rule of law is vital if your administration is not to leave behind a legacy of impunity and an assault against the rule of law. We hope that the next few months will show your administration’s commitment to consistently uphold transparency and accountability, in order to create a rule of law-friendly environment that would make Nigerians safer.