President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his resolute commitment to curbing corruption, plugging all loopholes in Nigeria’s public sector accounting and deploying available resources for the good of all Nigerians.
Addressing members of the Nigerian community in India on Wednesday, President Buhari said that his administration would continue to vigorously pursue the recovery of stolen funds and prosecution of persons who have been indicted for corrupt practices.
The President said that he expected the ongoing recoveries and prosecutions to serve as a deterrent to others who nurse the ambition of seeking public office solely for illegal personal gain.
President Buhari assured the gathering that his administration fully recognised the devastating consequences of the illegal diversion of public resources meant for national development into private bank accounts and was doing all within its powers to stop such diversions.
The President told the Nigerian community he was fully aware of the expectations of Nigerians who elected him on the platform of change, integrity, probity and accountability and was therefore doing his utmost best to meet those expectations.
President Buhari met with Nigerians in India after talks with the Indian Prime Minister, Mr Nedra Modi, that focused on deepening co-operations and using the potential of both countries to greater advantage.