Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has said that money laundering will soon be a thing of the past as the three tiers of government have intensified efforts to curb corrupt practices in the country.
Yari stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.
The Zamfara governor noted that the ongoing fight against corruption by the Buhari’s administration was a clear indication that the era of criminal diversion of government’s money into private pockets had come to an end.
“We should know that this country is our country. We cannot have any other country that we will have the freedom to move around aside from Nigeria. So, we are the people that are going to make it a better country.
“The problem is that we travel abroad and we see how they do their things but when we come back, it becomes a problem to put it on the table and do the same.
“When you travel abroad and bring out 2,000 dollars to pay on the counter, people will look at you and wonder how you got the cash in this cashless society”, he said.
Yari, who is Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, stressed that all hands must be on deck to ensure a corrupt-free society, saying that President Buhari could not fight corruption alone.
“All of us need to put our hands on deck and make sure we support this government to fight corruption that leads to money laundering”, he added.