President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to fight corruption to standstill in the country.
The President disclosed this when the former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, visited him on Thursday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Mbeki who heads the African Union High-Level Panel on Illicit Flows from Africa, was in the country to give the President, who is the current Champion of AU Anti-Corruption Campaign, critical updates.
President Buhari emphasised on the need to fight corruption, he said, “We must fight corruption frontally because it’s one of the reasons we got elected.
“We campaigned on three fundamental issues; security, reviving the economy, and fight against corruption. It’s the reason we got elected, and we can’t afford to let our people down.”
The President noted that the government was making progress on the anti-corruption war, “and not just talking”.
He (Buhari) said he was very pleased with the assignment the former South African President was carrying out for the African continent.
He added that when Africa is vigorous with the war against corruption, “we will eventually appeal to the conscience of the rest of the world.”