Corruption leading Nigeria to perdition; Buhari vows again to stop it

Corruption leading Nigeria to perdition; Buhari vows again to stop it

Monday, August 17, 2015 6:52 pm

Buhari: vows to continue war against corruption

Buhari: vows to continue war against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari assured Nigerians Monday in Abuja that no amount of pressure will make him give up the war against corruption in the country.

In an address to a group of Nigerians who marched to the Presidential Villa to pledge their full support for his administration’s  anti-corruption campaign, President Buhari promised a relentless prosecution of the war against corruption, with due regard for the rule of law.

The President said that all persons  charged with stealing the nation’s resources will have their day in court and that, upon conviction, their ill-gotten wealth will be seized and returned to government coffers.

“I believe it is time for Nigeria to change course. That is why I sought  election as President and got elected. As President, I am determined that Nigeria must move away from a course of endemic corruption that was leading us to perdition.

“There can be no question of our wilfully allowing anyone to get away with corruption. No matter the pressure and entreaties, the anti-corruption war will continue and all accused persons will have their day in court,” the President said.

Welcoming the support of the group – Nigerians March Against Corruption, President Buhari, who was  represented by his Special Adviser (Media & Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina,  also reaffirmed his commitment to curbing insecurity in the country and boosting employment opportunities for Nigerians, especially the youth.

He called for the continued support and solidarity of Nigerians as the present administration works to correct the wrongs of the past.

The Nigerians Against Corruption group led by Aisha Yesufu had condemned recent statements by some individuals against the President’s anti-corruption campaign.

The group assured the President that the vast majority of ordinary Nigerians fully supported his ongoing efforts to curb corruption and urged him not to be deterred by the antics of those who do not share his laudable vision of a fairer, more equitable, corruption-free and progressive nation.



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  • Charles Ugwumba says:

    Disband federal police and replace it with LGA police made up local people funded by local people and accountable to local people. Secondly, where are the whistle blower funds to reward people who bring credible reports of corruption? If you are a government official in Nigeria and own assets out of sync with your legitimate earnings you still get to keep the loot. Come on Nigeria stop paying lip service to the fight against corruption.

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