Mr. Kerry while speaking at the Word Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland made a reference to president Buhari’s fight against corruption on Nigeria and how individuals kept money for arms deal.
According to him, over 50 people including government official stole over $9 billion in Nigeria.
“It has been reported that over 50 people including government officials stole over $9 billion in Nigeria”.
He added that money that was meant for arms to fight the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, was kept by Generals in the most populous black nation in the world.
“Today, corruption has grown at an alarming pace which threatens global growth, global stability and indeed the global future”.
“Obviously, corruption is not a new problem.
“Every nation has faced it in one time or another in its development.
“America’s own founding fathers knew the threat of corruption all too well, warning of the dangers that it posed to democratic governance.
“But today, corruption has grown at an alarming pace and threatens global growth, global stability and indeed global future.
“When Nigeria’s President, Buhari, took office last spring, he inherited a military that was under-paid, underfed and unable to protect the Nigerian people from Boko Haram.
“One reason is that military budget was finding its way into the pockets of the generals. And just this week, we saw reports that more than 50 people in Nigeria, including former government officials, stole nine billion dollars from the treasury,” he told the gathering.
“Corruption is a radicalizer because it destroys faith in legitimate authority,” he added.