“If We don’t Kill Corruption, It Will Kill Us” — Buhari Tells Auditors-Generals

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(Last Updated On: 2021-12-06)

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged Auditors-General across the country to work out ways to eradicate corruption before it affect the country deeply beyond repair.

Buhari, represented by Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, gave the advice while declaring open the 2021 Conference of Auditors-General in Nigeria (COAGN) on Monday in Benin.

He said: “As you go into deliberations, I urge you to come with strategies on how to help stamp out corruption in Nigeria. We have no other country than Nigeria; it is by doing so that the future generations of Nigerians can thrive in this great nation.

“During my first inauguration, I told Nigerians that if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria. I have never hidden my disdain for corrupt practices and, therefore, welcome every opportunity to talk to those at the fore front of anti-corruption crusade like you auditors-general.

“The sustained fight against corruption is yielding positive results as witnessed by the high profile cases successfully investigated and prosecuted by agencies saddle with the tasks.

“My administration has strengthened anti-corruption agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission to perform optimally without interference’’.

Buhari assured the Auditor-General of the Federation that his administration would continue to support him to enable him to discharge his constitutional mandate.

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