Presidency clears air on controversial executive order 6

The Presidency has cleared the air on the Executive Order 6 which has generated controversy, saying that the present administration inherited from the previous administration the trial of 50 high profile persons directly involved in corrupt practices.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in Abuja, explained that the Executive order came into force for speedy trial of graft cases.

According to the statement, the order is not only revolutionary to the efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption but a manifestation of systemic changes that are required to make necessary adjustments as they carry on with the war against corruption, adding that the very essence of the order is to make for speedy trials and conclusion of graft cases.

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