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FG recovers 40 brand new SUV cars from former permanent secretary.

FG recovers 40 brand new SUV cars from former permanent secretary.

The Federal Government has said that it has recovered 40 brand new SUV cars from a former permanent secretary.

It said that the unnamed former permanent secretary appropriated the vehicle to himself after leaving office.

It, therefore, said it would be wrong for it to be accused of fighting corruption without a clear strategy.

Minister of Information and Culture, LAI MOHAMMED, who made this known in a statement said the strategy has proven so effective that it has led to among others, the recovery of 40 brand new SUVs and other vehicles from one former Permanent Secretary who single-handedly appropriated the vehicles to himself when he left office.

He said the federal government was not just fixated on prosecution alone but was also taking preventive measures to make corruption unattractive.

MOHAMMED listed the strict enforcement of the Treasury Singles Account, which he said had largely reduced the diversion of government funds into various secret accounts, and the constant fishing out of ghost workers in the public service, which he said  many states were now adopting, as some of the preventive measures against corruption.

He, however, said some other measures had been perfected to strengthen the anti-corruption fight, adding that the measures included the establishment of the Presidential Committee on Asset Recovery and the Asset Tracing Committee; the setting up of an Asset Register, and the Whistle Blower Policy.

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