President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration’s anti corruption war is non negotiable.
The President said the anti graft war is a must because that was one of the reasons why he was elected into office in 2015.
Buhari spoke when he received former South Africa President, Thabo Mbeki at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
According to Buhari, for this administration, “fighting corruption is non-negotiable. It is a must.”
“We must fight corruption frontally because it’s one of the reasons we got elected.
“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,” he said.
Noting that the government was making progress on the anti-corruption war, “and not just talking,” Buhari said he was very pleased with the assignment the former South African President was carrying out for the African continent.
He submitted that when Africa was vigorous with the war against corruption, “we will eventually appeal to the conscience of the rest of the world.”
In his remarks, Mbeki said corruption was an African challenge that must be responded to, “as development challenges can only be met through the check of illicit financial flows.”
He said he was delighted that Buhari touches 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.
“The more we are showing that we are acting as Africans, the easier to get the rest of the world to cooperate,” Mbeki said.