The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement released in Abuja on Thursday, through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adeshina that, he is not relenting on the war against corruption even though it may be tough and grueling.
It is reported that the statement was released after the meeting the president held with the American Secretary of State, John Kerry during the conference on climate change held at Morocco, which the president attended.
The president updated John Kerry on the progress being made in the fight against corruption and the further plans on ground.
President Buhari is said to have informed the secretary of state that a presidential committee had been inaugurated under Gen. T.Y. Danjuma, a man of high integrity, as regards the war against insurgency in the north-eastern part of Nigeria.
He is also said have told Mr. Kerry that the unrest in the Niger-Delta regions is under control with rapid progress being made to ensemble the main propagators of the economic sabotage.
The president is quoted to have said as per his statement that, corrupt people had accumulated a formidable arsenal of illicit wealth, which they were now deploying against the government on diverse fronts. “But it is a war we are determined to win, and which we will win.” he says.
He is also quoted to have said, “Corruption is fighting back vigorously.”
It is reported that the U.S secretary of state reassured the president of the continued support of the United States in areas of security, humanitarian, political and economic challenges in the country.
Written by Okolo Ezinne