Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, says stealing is done quietly under the current government.
Amaechi made this statement in an interview with Daily Trust.
Amaechi said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government has been better at managing the country’s resources compared with others in the 21 months remaining in office of Buhari.
Under Buhari, such a thing could not happen as it happened in the past when people with no known source of income became billionaires and were not prosecuted.
“I want Nigerians to be honest; can you take money openly in this government?”? I’m not saying whether we’re corrupt or not.”
“Assume we are corrupt, can you openly take money from this government?” What happened in the past? Money can be taken on the street. There was so much widespread that nobody talked about it. People displayed their wealth completely and openly without hiding anything..
“Most of those who did that had nothing to do to show for it. They did not have a carpentry shop, but they were billionaires. They did not hide it; but here, if you are stealing, it is done quietly. I am not saying it is good, it is a sin punishable. In the previous government you could steal and you won’t be caught. If you were caught, there won’t be consequences. But in this government, if you steal there are consequences.”