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War Against Corruption Will Be Sustained –Buhari

By Abdul Gaffar Bello – President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that no amount of pressure will make him give up on the war against corruption in the country.

Mr. President gave the assurance Monday in Abuja, while addressing a group of Nigerians who marched to the Presidential Villa to pledge their full support for his administration’s anti-corruption campaign.

In line with this, President Buhari promised a relentless prosecution of the war against corruption, with due regard for the rule of law.

The President stressed in a statement issued by O.J. Abuah, that persons charged with stealing the nation’s resources would have their day in court and that, upon conviction, their ill-gotten wealth would 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 willfully 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 restated.

Applauding the group – the 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 as well as boosting employment opportunities for Nigerians, especially the youths.

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

Led by Aisha Yesufu, the group condemned recent statements by some individuals against the President’s anti-corruption campaign.

They assured Buhari 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 did not share his laudable vision of a fairer, more equitable, corruption-free and progressive nation.


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