President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Tuesday in Abuja that his administration’s ongoing war against corruption would be vigorously sustained to rid the country of the debilitating effects of the wanton looting of public funds in past years.
Addressing State House staff who assembled to welcome him back from his recent vacation, President Buhari assured them that he would continue to lead the country with patriotic zeal, integrity, dedication and commitment to improving the living conditions of ordinary Nigerians.
The president was quoted in a statement by his Special Adviser Media and Publicity Femi Adesina as saying, “I have never in my life believed in corruption. If we make any mistake in what we are doing and compromise our integrity, the country will be further dragged back.
“We’ll not touch anybody that did not touch public funds. If you behave yourself, you will sleep soundly, your children and families will enjoy respect.
“But if you have short-changed the treasury, you will be caught and you’ll have your day in court,’’ the President said.
President Buhari thanked the State House staff for their service to the nation and urged them to remain patriotic and eschew corruption in the discharge of their duties.
“I’m asking you to re-dedicate yourself to your country. As I said thirty years ago we have no other country than Nigeria. We are determined to rehabilitate the country for coming generations.
“The process of change is not easy but with your dedication, we can deal successfully with the issues that currently confront us,’’ the President said.