Fight­ing Cor­rup­tion

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Fight­ing cor­rup­tion in Nige­ria, Africa’s most pop­u­lous na­tion, was never go­ing to be a straight­for­ward task, Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari said on Oc­to­ber 1.

In an ad­dress mark­ing Nige­ria’s 57th In­de­pen­dence An­niver­sary in Abuja, Nige­ria’s cap­i­tal, Buhari said the fed­eral govern­ment had em­pow­ered teams of pros­e­cu­tors and as­sem­bled de­tailed data­bases for ef­fec­tive and ef­fi­cient pros­e­cu­tion of cor­rupt of­fi­cials.

“We ex­pected cor­rupt el­e­ments to use any weapon to fight back, mainly through ju­di­cial ob­struc­tion and po­lit­i­cal di­ver­sion,” he said. “But, we are de­ter­mined to erad­i­cate cor­rup­tion from our body politic,” he added.

He said the govern­ment has ac­cel­er­ated the re­cov­ery of stolen funds, adding that Nige­ria has signed mul­ti­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion agree­ments on crim­i­nal matters with friendly coun­tries.

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