President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
He said that throughout his journey in national service and since 2015, he has made a very conscious decision to pursue a vigorous fight against corruption in public life.
According to him, Since 2015, the government has made significant progress in the fight against corruption. “Everyone now knows that corrupt officials will be held to account, no matter how long it takes,”he said.
‘We have recovered and are still recovering trillions of naira that were stolen in the past few years by people without conscience.
We are pursuing recoveries everywhere and are making sure that anyone who has been found culpable is made to answer for his or her crime under the law.
“It is my hope and expectation that the judiciary, which is a critical stakeholder and partner in the war against corruption, would continue to collaborate with the Executive to bring corrupt people to book.
Permit me to also seize this opportunity to call on the Legislature which provides the legal framework for the anti-corruption war to add more verve to the determination of government to rid our nation of the brazen corruption witnessed in recent years, through reviewing archaic provisions in our laws and proactive passage of new legislation.”