Fighting corruption, my primary assignment — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday that fighting corruption remains his primary assignment.


The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, quoted Buhari as saying this while addressing the media on his activities at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday.

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He also noted that “fighting corruption remains of prime importance to our administration,” adding that the campaign was already yielding positive gains including significant stolen assets recoveries.

Buhari declared that he had a successful outing at the UN General Assembly.

The President reviewed all his major and side events during the visit and highlighted the issues on which he sent a clear and direct message to world leaders.

“I highlighted the need for the international community to work together to liberate humanity from poverty, save our planet from the devastation of climate change and rid the world of terrorism for a more peaceful and prosperous future,” he said.

He added, “I mentioned that the plight of Internally Displaced Persons arising from Boko Haram terrorism is of particular concern to us. For this reason, we have taken concrete steps to address their humanitarian needs and to ensure that necessary conditions are established to enable the voluntary return of the displaced persons to their homes in safety and dignity.”



  1. I detest corruption as a person. But a situation where the president’s chief of staff collects N500m from MTN to influence reduction in penalty and still retains his job makes the whole fight suspect. CBN, FIRS and NPS recruitment scandals remain uninvestigated. Buratai, a public servant, owns houses in Dubai.
    These call to question the sincerity of this fight against Corruption.

  2. President Buhari is lying! He is not fighting corruption, but fighting perceived opponents. Confiscating people’s money and other assets by brute force is oppression. If people are corrupt, charge them to court and let the courts say the people are indeed corrupt. Using the Army, Police, DSS and EFCC to forcefully take take over people’s assets is CORRUPTION.

  3. What goes around comes around. At the end of your tenure we will know how clean you are Mr President. Economy is also very important. Pump back money into circulation to revive the economy please. We have money.

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