President Buhari Restates Commitment To Fight Corruption To Standstill
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated the resolve of his administration to fight corruption to a standstill.
President Buhari stated this at the 2018 democracy day lecture, which held on Monday at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
His words: “Our resolve to fight corruption was informed by the realization that reducing corruption and ensuring the effective and just utilization of public resources are crucial for achieving sustainable growth and development in Nigeria. Corruption has been at the root of most of the development challenges of our country. The can be no progress in any facet of our national life unless we tackle and curb corruption.”
According to him: “Corruption manifests itself in several forms, including accelerating poverty, conflicts and civil disturbances, resulting into violence and destruction, therefore all must be done to stop it.”
He noted that Nigeria’s security situation has greatly improved against the background of what the current government inherited in 2015.
“Incidences of bombings in towns and villages have been drastically curtailed, series of plots have been averted with many culprits arrested through the vigilance, patriotism and professionalism of security agencies,” he said.
He therefore restated government’s decision to continue to equip and prepare troops, to confront agents of violence, until total victory is attained.
President Buhari said the economy is also improving with government achieving its objectives, some of which he listed to include increased food production and food security, rapid economic diversification into sectors that were hitherto neglected or under explored, adding that the country’s foreign reserves have reached new heights.
The Nigerian leader thanked those who have worked hard or contributed one way or the other, leading to the many successes recorded so far by his administration.
Present at the occasion were the President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and members of the Federal cabinet among others.