Independence Day Speech Buhari’s broadcast holds prospects for anti-corruption fight — CACOL

Adeniran pointed out that that the way the president sought the support of all stakeholders in the speech showed his resolve to tame the monster of corruption.

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The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) on Sunday described President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day speech as one that inspires hope for a better Nigeria.

The Chairman of the anti-corruption group, Mr Debo Adeniran, while reacting to the broadcast, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the speech was particularly good for the anti-corruption fight.

He said the President reflected commitment and sincerity of purpose to the fight in the broadcast.

Adeniran pointed out that that the way the president sought the support of all stakeholders in the speech showed his resolve to tame the monster of corruption.

He said with the renewed commitment to fight as shown in the speech, the anti-corruption campaign had bright prospects of succeeding.

“The speech by the president to mark the 57th anniversary of Nigeria inspired great hope for a better country.

“With respect to the anti-corruption fight, the president reflected great sincerity of purpose and commitment in the broadcast.

“And the way he called on the National Assembly and the Judiciary for support, the president was humble and factual enough to show that corruption could not be fought by the executive alone.

“The president also outlined some of the ways in which he intend to make the fight more effective.

“This is what is expected of a leader and I think all Nigerians should support the president in the campaign,’’ he said.

Adeniran described the appointment of Justice Ayo Salami as Chairman of Judiciary’s anti-corruption committee as a step in the right direction.

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He said the retired Appeal Court judge had the pedigree to add bite to the anti-graft war.

Adeniran said there could be mixed feelings about the credibility of other members of the committee but that Salami would provide the right leadership for the committee to succeed.

He described corruption as the greatest obstacle to national development and urged the government to tackle it head-on.

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