President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in New Delhi, India, reiterated his administration’s resolute commitment to curbing corruption, plugging all loopholes in public sector accounting and deploying available resources for the good of all Nigerians.
He made the remarks while addressing members of the Nigerian community in India.
The president, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, declared that the recovery of stolen funds and prosecution of persons who have been indicted for corrupt practices, will also continue to be vigorously pursued.
The ongoing recoveries and prosecutions of offenders, according to President Buhari, will serve as deterrent to others who nurse the ambition of seeking public office solely for illegal personal gain.
He assured the gathering that his administration fully recognized the devastating consequences of the illegal diversion of public resources meant for national development into private bank accounts, and was doing all within its powers to stop such diversions.
He said: “The anti-corruption campaign will be ongoing for many years. We are committed to the enthronement of good governance that plugs the loopholes in public sector accounting, and the use of scarce resources for public good.
“We are determined to demonstrate exemplary leadership that will make our citizens to change their ways in a manner that lays a solid foundation for reconstruction and development.
“I am confident that our approach to fighting corruption through value re-orientation, improved internal processes and systems and the rule of law, as well as enhancing the capacity of the various anti-corruption agencies and institutions will prove more enduring in addressing this evil.
“In the meantime, we will continue to prosecute those who have been indicted for corrupt practices and ensure that stolen funds are recovered, to serve as deterrence to others who nurse the ambition of seeking public office solely for illegal personal gain”.