President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reiterated his administration’s resolve to fight corruption in the country.
The President made the statement when he received a former President of South Africa Mr. Thabo Mbeki at the Aso Rock villa, Abuja.
According to a statement made available by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, he said the fight against corruption was not negotiable and must be fought frontally as it was one of the reasons he got elected in 2015.
“We campaigned on three fundamental issues; security, reviving the economy, and fight against corruption. It’s the reason we got elected, and we can’t afford to let our people down.
“Fighting corruption is non-negotiable. It is a must.
“We must fight corruption frontally because it’s one of the reasons we got elected,” he said.
In his remarks, Mr. Mbeki said he was delighted that Buhari touched on the issue in most of his speeches, with the most recent being at the United Nations General Assembly last week.
“We are pleased with the way you take up the matter. Countries need the political will to stop the illicit flow. Nigeria has shown good example,” he said.