President Muhammadu Buhari says some former government officials have started returning their stolen loot to the federal government.
During an interactive session with members of the Nigerian community in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Tuesday, the President said most of the monies returned were voluntary.
The President however, said that the officials are still innocent until the government builds a solid case against them, “On corruption; yes, they (the past government officials) are still innocent.
“But, we are collecting documents and some of them have started voluntarily returning something. But we want all.
“When we get those documents, we will formally charge them to court and then we will tell Nigerians to know those who abused trust when they are entrusted with public funds.
“So, the day of reckoning is gradually approaching. I believe if you are in touch back at home, you would have been told that already there is some improvement in power.
“We haven’t said anything to them yet. I think they only find it sensible or appropriate for them to try and improve the power.
“I’m sure you know about the privatisation of the power sector; your old friends NEPA or Power Holding Company of Nigeria have been sold to a number of interest groups.
“But, the fundamental thing about us is that we have potential in everything except performance. We have a lot of gas, we have a lot of qualified people but again we have a lot of saboteurs who go and blow installations.
“Those who normally steal Nigerian crude and those who blow up installations, whether they call themselves militants or whatever, they are still there.”