President Buhari Assures That He Will Defeat Corruption

By Ikenga Chronicles November 17, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday on Wednesday expressed his determination to win the war against corruption. Buhari who stated this in a press statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina revealed that though the anti-corruption war is tough and gruelling, with corruption fighting vigorously back, the battle would be won in the end.

Buhari met with American Secretary of State, John Kerry, on the sidelines of the conference on climate change, COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco. Buhari emphasized 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,” President Buhari said.

“People of goodwill are behind us, countries like America and many others are with us, and we will surely win”

The President also updated Secretary Kerry on the war against insurgency in the North-East of Nigeria. He stated that efforts are being made to tackle humanitarian problems caused by the insurgency, and revealed that a presidential committee had been launched “under Gen T.Y Danjuma, a man of high integrity.”

On the unrest in the Niger Delta area which manifests in the sabotage of critical oil and power installations, President Buhari said the engagement process was proceeding apace, adding that it was rather difficult bringing the main protagonists of the insurgency under one umbrella.

The President said Nigeria was happy with American support on different fronts, assuring that the economic challenges facing the country were being “frontally tackled, and we will overcome them soon.”

Secretary Kerry expressed delight at the many successes of the Buhari administration, pledging continued U.S support in the bid to overcome security, humanitarian, political, and economic challenges.

As the Barack Obama administration exits next January, Kerry said he would love to continue engaging with Nigeria, even in a private capacity. He described President Buhari as a strong international partner in the battle against violent extremism.

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