Muhammadu Buhari has said all those found wanting in the Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, scandal would be made to account for their deeds and appropriately sanctioned.
He said: ‘‘all the circumstances surrounding the obtaining, keeping custody and disbursement of the funds have been examined by the Vice President’s committee.
“All those found to be culpable will be made to account and appropriately sanctioned.
‘‘However, it must be understood that this cannot be done in a manner that jeopardises national security or exposes the operations of any intelligence agency which must be conducted in secrecy.
‘‘Suffice it for me to assure all that justice will be done in line with our anti-corruption policies.’’
Buhari expressed hope that the recommendations of the panel and that of the vice president’s committee on the matter would assist government in improving the operations of the NIA.
‘‘Your panel’s recommendation, informed as they are by your collective experience and expertise in this field, should in particular help to reposition the NIA to better perform its vital functions with greater professionalism.
‘‘The Osborne Towers incident and its aftermath have also brought to the fore the need to review the entire national security architecture which has been in operation as established 31 years ago, ’’ he said.