The President stated that he was fully aware of the expectations of Nigerians who elected him on the platform of change.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in New Delhi reaffirmed his administration's resolute commitment to curbing corruption, plugging all loopholes in public sector accounting and deploying available resources for the good of all Nigerians.
A statement by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said President Buhari stated this while addressing members of the Nigerian community in India.
According to the President, the recovery of stolen funds and prosecution of persons, who have been indicted for corrupt practices, will also continue to be vigorously pursued.
The President said that he expected the ongoing recoveries and prosecutions to serve as ``a deterrent to others who nurse the ambition of seeking public office solely for illegal personal gain.’’
He assured that his administration fully recognised the devastating consequences of the illegal diversion of public resources meant for national development into private bank accounts, and was doing all within its powers to stop such diversions.
"The anti-corruption campaign will be on-going for many years.
"We are committed to the enthronement of good governance that plugs the loopholes in public sector accounting, and the use of scarce resources for public good.
"We are determined to demonstrate exemplary leadership that will make our citizens to change their ways in a manner that lays a solid foundation for reconstruction and development.
"I am confident that our approach to fighting corruption through value re-orientation, improved internal processes and systems and the rule of law, as well as enhancing the capacity of the various anti-corruption agencies and institutions will prove more enduring in addressing this evil.
"In the meantime, we will continue to prosecute those who have been indicted for corrupt practices and ensure that stolen funds are recovered, to serve as deterrence to others who nurse the ambition of seeking public office solely for illegal personal gain,’’ he added.
The President stated that he was fully aware of the expectations of Nigerians who elected him on the platform of change, integrity, probity and accountability, and was therefore doing his utmost best to meet those expectations.
"I wish to assure you that we shall do our best to fix the economy, create jobs for the teeming population of our youths and make the home environment safe, secure and more attractive to Nigerians outside the country like your good selves.
"On the economy, our aim is to address the challenge of infrastructure in all its ramifications, especially power and transportation.’’