Corruption Plays Key Role In Nigeria’s Setback – Gowon
A former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has described corruption as one of the problems that have created serious setback to Nigeria nationally and internationally.
While in a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, General Gowon encouraged the Nigerian leader to deal with the situation.
After the meeting held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, the former military leader briefed reporters.
General Gowon commended President Buhari’s determination and effort in the fight against corruption and called on Nigerians to give him the needed support.
He also expressed delight at the Federal Government’s determination so far in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents and efforts to rescue the missing Chibok girls.
General Gowon believes that the government would soon get credible information that would lead to the rescue of the girls abducted over two years ago from their school’s dormitory in Borno State.
He urged Nigerians to be patient with the President who he said took over power at a time Nigeria was witnessing dwindling crude oil price.