- President Muhammadu Buhari has again reiterated the commitment of his administration to fight against corruption
- Buhari reiterated his stance on the fight against corruption at the graduation of the National Defence College Course 28 in Abuja
- The president was represented at the event by the minister of defence, Bashir Magashi
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The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has again reiterated the commitment of his administration to fight against corruption without fear.
Buhari reiterated his stance on the fight against corruption at the graduation of the National Defence College Course 28 in Abuja on Thursday, August 6, Premium Times reported.
The president who was represented by the minister of defence, Bashir Magashi, said the fight against corruption remains a priority for the administration no matter who is involved.
He noted that the anti-graft war was chosen in the interest of the nation.
“On corruption, we are more determined than ever before to stay on the path we have chosen in the interest of our dear nation to fight corruption without fear no matter who is involved,” Buhari added.
Meanwhile, a report by Daily Nigerian has indicated that the Kano state commissioner for local government affairs, Murtala Garo, is currently facing interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to the report, the commissioner is being questioned over alleged possession of some choice properties in Kano state and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The spokesperson for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, confirmed the development when asked by the online newspaper.
Sources quoted in the report, however, said the commissioner was invited by the Kano office of the anti-graft agency to explain the source of his wealth in real estate, trucks, filling stations, among others.
In another report, a non-governmental organisation, Centre for Good Governance (CGG) has called for the sack Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta Affairs and Prof. Daniel Pondei, the acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The group expressed this in a statement by the head of Research and Documentation, Douglas Azubuike.
The group also alleged that a member of Aso rock cabal has been shielding Akpabio from being sacked by the president.
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