President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed the commitment of his administration in fighting corruption in the country.
As disclosed on the Twitter page of Presidency Nigeria, the President made this statement after receiving a report from the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the investigation of the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu (May 2015 – May 2020) by the Chair of the Judicial Commission, Justice Ayo Salami.
The President on receiving the report stated that “We have since inception engaged in many reforms in removing corruption including but not limited to the enforcement of Treasury Single Account (TSA), strict implementation of the Bank Verification Number (BVN) Policy, and signing on to the Open Government Partnership”.
He further noted that “corruption is present in all countries. Some Governments treat it with levity. Some fight it all the time. I want Nigeria to be counted among those countries that do not tolerate but fight corruption.”
Moreover, “We have so far kept faith with our promise and shall remain committed until Nigeria triumphs over the evil of corruption, attain a prosperous economic status and surmounts her security challenges.” he said.
“Let it be known that in the fight against corruption, no one is too big to tackle, as no individual is bigger than the Nigerian State!” Buhari stated.