Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has told the US Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, that the anti-corruption crusade of his administration has been made tougher by the vigorous fightback by corrupt people in the country. He, however, assured that the battle would be won.
This was made known in a State House Statement issued on Thursday. Signed by Femi Adesina, Presidential Adviser on Media and Publicity.
The statement said President Buhari and Kerry spoke on Wednesday, on the margins of the conference on climate change, COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco.
President Buhari said corrupt people have accumulated a vast arsenal of illicit wealth, which they are deploying against the government on various fronts.
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"But it is a war we are determined to win, and which we will win. People of goodwill are behind us, countries like America and many others are with us, and we will surely win," the statement quoted the President as saying.
President Buhari also updated Mr. Kerry on the counter-insurgency war in the Northeastern part of the country, saying that efforts being made to tackle humanitarian problems caused by the insurgency. Part of these efforts, explained the President, is the setting up of a presidential committee under the leadership of General T.Y Danjuma, a man he described as having “high integrity."
- News 24