Buhari 'Those against anti-corruption war will suffer,' President says

The President expressed disappointment at the elite, saying they are selfish.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal with anyone who opposes the ongoing war against corruption in the country.

Speaking on Monday, July 4,  during Iftar - breaking of Ramadan fast, which was organised for some categories of people inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the President expressed disappointment at the elite, saying they are selfish.

“Whoever deter us from fighting corruption will suffer the consequences. It is unfortunate that the elite are self-centred and they only think about themselves.

“Be assured that we care about you at all times. This government is concerned about your welfare and we will work hard to improve it,” Buhari said.

He told the guests that included the physically challenged, the Internally Displaced Persons, taxi drivers, commercial motorcycle riders,  artisans such as butchers, hairdressers, barbers, tailors, among others, that his administration prioritises the disadvantaged members of the public.

The President was said to have personally served some of the physically challenged persons before he returned to his seat to break his fast.

Also present at the dinner were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal; the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello, among others.

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The Senate President, Bukola Saraki was represented at the event by the Senate’s Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Alimikhena Francis.

Saraki is reportedly in Saudi Arabia for the lesser Hajj.

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