President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday reassured Nigerians that the Federal Government will let anyone found guilty of wrong doing in the raging fuel subsidy scam to go unpunished.
Jonathan who spoke through his Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Alhaji Ahmed Ali Gulak, in Abuja restated his administration’s commitment to fighting corruption in the land.
“Contrary to insinuations in certain quarters, the president was committed to fighting corruption in the country. Mr. President will never shield anyone found wanting in the fuel subsidy scam,” Gulak said.
Gulak who spoke while receiving a delegation of the “Goodluck Jonathan Forum For Global Peace” led by Mr. Tam Sultan Zimughan in his office, defended the president’s action in not being in undue haste to take decisions.
According to Gulak, the measure was borne out of the determination of the president’s desire to ensure that things are done in line with due process and with proper regard to equity and good governance.
He said it was not enough to bring up accusations against suspects as effort must equally be made to provide evidences against persons who were seen to have committed crime especially as the subsidy scandal is concerned.
The leader of the group, Zimughan, said that the association was concerned about growing threats against the country and how to build peace networks to settle rifts.
He condemned the action of those urging the President to use draconian measures against perpetrators of violence in the country, adding that dialogue remains the best option of solving differences and conflicts.