Tinubu Government Vows to Combat Corruption Without Bias, Says VP Shettima

Tinubu Government Vows to Combat Corruption Without Bias, Says VP Shettima

Vice President Shettima underscores commitment to tackling corruption and reducing unemployment during The Chronicle Roundtable in Abuja.


Vice President Kashim Shettima reiterated the determination of President Bola Tinubu’s administration to combat corruption “without fear or favouritism” during the Second Edition of The Chronicle Roundtable held in Abuja on Thursday. The event, aimed at evaluating the economic and social agenda of the current administration, featured discussions on Nigeria’s transformation under Tinubu’s leadership.

Among the attendees were notable figures such as Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris; Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed; and former Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Shamsudeen Usman.

However, amidst the government’s anti-corruption stance, recent events have brought scrutiny to some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently prosecuting several APC members on various corruption charges. One prominent figure facing legal action is former Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello.

Bello, who served as governor from January 27, 2016, to January 27, 2024, is facing 19 counts of alleged money laundering, breach of trust, and misappropriation of funds amounting to N80.2 billion.

The EFCC’s attempt to arrest Bello on April 17, 2024, at his Abuja residence was met with resistance when his successor, Usman Ododo, allegedly intervened and escorted him away from the scene.

The juxtaposition of the government’s commitment to eradicating corruption and the ongoing legal proceedings against key party members raises questions about the effectiveness of anti-corruption measures under the Tinubu administration.