President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration will vigorously pursue stolen funds and prosecute perpetrators in order to discourage others from coming into government for personal gains.
Mr Buhari, who is in New Delhi, India, to participate in the 3rd Summit of the India-Africa Forum, said this today while addressing members of the Nigerian community in India.
He said, “The anti-corruption campaign will be on-going 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.”
The President along with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and other participating Heads of State and Government at this year’s summit are expected to deliberate on issues currently of common concern to their countries such as climate change and international terrorism.