President Muhammadu Buhari has come out to say that his government has taken steps to strengthen anti-corruption agencies in their battle against corruption in Nigeria.
He revealed this during the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
According to him, these steps, including several national reforms and collaborative efforts with international organizations are necessary to boost how the anti-corruption agencies operate in our nation.
He added that his government’s war against corruption is attracting international endorsements.
His words, “Our fight against corruption is being recognised by the international community as real and effective.
“The face of the country abroad is also changing as the international community is beginning to see Nigeria making substantial progress in the enthronement of transparency, accountability and good governance.
“My resolve is to ensure that the reforms are deepened such that there will be no hiding place for corrupt persons and proceeds of corruption.
“Also, my aim is to ensure that no government financial transaction is done in secret and all are subjected to public scrutiny.”
Ibrahim Magu added, “The EFCC is not satisfied with just prosecuting and jailing the fraudsters, rather the commission has concluded plans to reform them in collaboration with relevant government agencies towards making them better citizens.
“EFCC have zero tolerance to corruption as our mandate is to kill corruption as corruption is worse than all the diseases we have now and I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption.
“Corruption is a huge burden to our nation it has spread to insecurity, poverty, unemployment, falling standard of education, weak access to affordable health care, falling infrastructure and so many others.”