- Governor Tanko Al-Makura says President Buhari’s anti-corruption war is yielding positive fruits
- He further added that the anti-corruption campaign is receiving accolades from world leaders
- The governor also urged Nigerians to cooperate with the acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, in the fight against corruption
The governor of Nasarawa state, Tanko Al-Makura, says the anti-corruption war of the Muhammadu Buhari administration is yielding positive fruits.
He made the comment during an interview on Channels TV.
NAIJ.com gathers that the governor stated that the Buhari administration has put mechanisms in place, which are confronting corruption in the country.
He said: “There are certain mechanisms that this government has put in place; that quietly, corruption is given a retreat.
“Though in some cases, they may be fighting back. But there are more of others that are retreating than those that are fighting back.”
He further added that the anti-corruption campaign is receiving accolades from world leaders.
He said: “I was privileged to be on the president’s entourage to America where we met Obama. One of the issues the president raised early in his administration was to see Obama’s cooperation and other world leaders to repatriate looted funds. Nigerians and other nationals have taken to that country.
“Obama decisively, there and then, gave the president some accolades and said he was going to cooperate with Mr President to ensure that all looted funds that were stashed in his country will be repatriated."
Al-Makura urged Nigerians to cooperate with the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, in the fight against corruption.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s outing at 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA), New York, has made him an accepted and recognised global icon in the fight against corruption.
Onyeama made this known in an interview, after the conclusion of UNGA 2018 in New York.
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