“Under This System, Fighting Corruption Is Not Easy”, President Buhari Confesses

“Under This System, Fighting Corruption Is Not Easy”, President Buhari Confesses

  • President Muhammadu Buhari has confessed that fighting corruption in the current Nigerian system is not easy
  • According to the Nigerian president, anybody coming to become the number one citizen must be prepared for the worst
  • Buhari insisted that he doesn’t have any land outside Nigeria, adding that he intends to stay in the country after leaving office

In a statement that will surprise many Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari has confessed that fighting corruption in the country is not easy. According to him, as a result of this, whoever is interested in serving Nigeria needs to be prepared for the “worst”.

Buhari said this at a state banquet in his honour in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe. This was disclosed in a statement by Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesperson.

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Speaking about his administration’s fight against corruption, the president said curtailing the menace has “not been easy” under the current system operated by Nigeria, The Cable reports.

Buhari confesses, says fighting corruption is not easy
President Buhari says fighting corruption in the current Nigerian system is not easy. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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The president was quoted to have said:

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“Well, under this system, fighting corruption is not easy. When I was in the military, as head of state, I locked up some people because the constitution says you must declare your assets, and people who couldn’t explain the differences in their assets, I locked them up. In the end, I was also locked up.
“So, if you want to serve this country, you must be prepared for the worst. But one thing that I am grateful to God for is that nobody can blackmail me.”

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Meanwhile, a coalition of Civil Society groups made up of 36 members across the county working on public trust, transparency, and accountability have reacted to the ongoing developments in the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF). NSITF is a government agency dedicated to the welfare of employees across the country.

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In a communique released after their meeting reviewing the developments in the agency, the coalition announced the launching of a campaign known as Public Eye on NSITF (PEN) to monitor the activities of the agency and ensure that their operations comply with due process.

Announcing the campaign, the interim coordinator, Rev. Oche Fije of the Centre for Public Trust, expressed displeasure about the chains of negative public perception generated around the activities of the NSITF by mischief makers.

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