Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Buhari has vowed to go after any corrupt person in his cabinet – Amaechi

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday, said President Muhammadu Buhari is resolute in his anti-corruption fight, stressing that the President will go after anyone involved in corrupt practice.
Amaechi, while delivering a keynote speech at Cambridge University, said Buhari had made pronouncements that set the tone for anti-corruption agencies to go after anyone who had questions to answer, including members of his cabinet.

According to Amaechi, “As someone who has been in active politics for more than 30 years, I have learnt that many well-intended reforms are possible only if the leader can offer the requisite leadership and muster the right political will.

“In my country, since our President, Muhammadu Buhari was elected, he did not leave anyone in doubt that the fight against corruption will not only be taken seriously but will form a cardinal plank of his policy direction.

“So far, he has made several pronouncements that set the tone of his commitment to strengthening anti-corruption agencies to go after anyone who has questions to answer. The president’s resolve was enough to signal all of us, members of his cabinet and the citizenry, that an end has come for the old ways of doing things.

“Currently, many people who have been indicted in one form of corrupt practice or another are being prosecuted in our courts. That, I believe is the way to show leadership and take responsibility.

“Our president has stopped at nothing to demonstrate that whosoever is caught in corruption related crimes will not be spared.”

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