President Muhammadu Buhari has called for collaborative efforts in tackling corruption, saying if the menace is not curbed, it will kill Nigeria.
Buhari stated this on Monday during the second National Summit of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission and the inauguration of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy.
“As I have often reminded Nigerians, ‘If we do not kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria,” President Buhari said.
The President also recalled efforts he made as Military Head of State, stressing that he introduced the War Against Indiscipline (WAI).
“As a military Head of State, I fought corruption headlong and held public officers who abused their office or misused public funds to account.
“Furthermore, I introduced the War Against Indiscipline, one of whose cardinal objectives was promotion of our cherished culture of ethical conduct, integrity and hard work,” he said.
The President is of the opinion that when the three arms and the three levels of government work together, the government will be enabled to serve the country with the positive impact felt by the citizens.
The theme of the summit is “Together against corruption”.
The inauguration is to mark the commission’s 20th anniversary and Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary.