President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign over alleged cases of corruption in Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Federal Government has said.
Naija News reports that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made the federal government’s positions known at a briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, where he described the call for the resignation of Buhari as infantile.
The minister of Information also said the anti-graft war is not waning and the government will not spare anyone implicated in corrupt practices in reaction to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others celebrating alleged cases of corruption in some Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs).
Mohammed said those thinking the anti-corruption war is dying are engaging in wishful thinking.
His words: “You are all aware, Nigerians have recently been inundated with allegations of monumental corruption in a number of government agencies, including the NDDC, NSITF and the anti-corruption agency,
” Many, especially naysayers, have misinterpreted these developments as a sign that the Administration’s fight against
corruption is waning.
“In fact, the main opposition PDP has latched on to the developments to call for the resignation of Mr. President, a call that is nothing but infantile!
“Let me state here and now that the fight against corruption, a cardinal programme of this Administration, is alive and well.
“President Muhammadu Buhari, the African Union’s Anti-Corruption Champion, who also has an impeccable reputation globally, remains the driver of the fight and no one, not the least the PDP under whose
watch Nigeria was looted dry, can taint his image or reverse the gains of the fight.
“Anyone who disagrees that the anti-corruption fight is alive and well is free to dare us.”