"The difference between the money we need to deliver the hopes and aspirations contained in our Commonwealth Charter of 2013 and the commitment we all made when we signed up to the UN SDGs of 2015 and the money we have is the sum equivalent of that which is siphoned off by the corrupt practices of the greedy, the uncaring and the pernicious few", she said.
"Debunking claims of persecution, Buhari said "(We) never intended, and we are not engaged in witch-hunts, but we are determined within the laws to call people to account".
Reinforcing the point with a Biblical allusion, Dogara said: "There are millions of Nigerians that have not bowed their knees to the god of corruption, and that fact must be emphasised".
He noted: "We must change our ways of handling public trust".
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday recalled events leading to his ouster as Nigeria's military head of state and eventual incarceration for three years by a military government that succeeded him.
In the same vein, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, admitted that although Buhari is globally acclaimed to corruption-free, he is not the only one free of corruption in Nigeria. I call on the Judiciary and the National Assembly to join hands in this national effort.
"We are pursuing recoveries everywhere and are making sure that anyone who has been found culpable is made to answer for his or her crime under the law".
As if the President's renewed sermon on anti-corruption is to prepare the road to 2019, the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has dismissed threats by members of the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) to exit the APC. I was detained for three years and only released after my mother died.
The President expressed hope and expectation that the judiciary, which is a critical stakeholder and partner in the war against corruption, would continue to collaborate with the Executive to bring corrupt people to book.
In his remarks, Onyeama said anti-corruption was one of the three priority areas of the President.
The president called on the legislature to add more verve to the determination of his government to rid the nation of the "brazen corruption witnessed in recent years, through reviewing archaic provisions in our laws and proactive passage of new legislation".
He said, this year alone, the EFCC has secured 89 convictions and "for the first time in Nigeria", a senior advocate is convicted of corruption.
"We were very proud in the Commonwealth when the President graced us by coming to the Tackling Corruption Together Conference in May, 2016, and he explained so graphically, the wisdom that comes from corruption".
"I spoke to Magu (EFCC Acting Chairman), that I want to see the presidential wing in this place".
"What we have here today is a world class edifice that can stand side by side with the best in the world".
"In Mauritius, the Asset Recovery Investigation Division is pursuing criminal proceedings in a case that is valued at about half a billion dollars".