President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign over alleged cases of corruption in Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund(NSITF) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Federal Government has said.
The Information and Culture Minister Lia Muhammade, who made the government’s position known in a press briefing on Tuesday in Abuja, said the call for Mr. President resignation is infertile.
According to him, in government anti-graft war against corruption no one found involved in any corrupt practices will be spared.
He however, noted that the People Democratic Party(PDP) and other are celebrating cases of corruption in some Ministries Departments and Agencies.
He added that those who thinking anti-corruption war is dying are engaging in wishful thinking.
In his words: : “You are all aware, Nigerians have recently been inundated with allegations of monumental corruption in a number of government agencies, including the NDDC, NSITF and the anti-corruption agency,
” Many, especially naysayers, have misinterpreted these developments as a sign that the Administration’s fight against
corruption is waning.
“In fact, the main opposition PDP has latched on to the developments to call for the resignation of Mr. President, a call that is nothing but infantile!
“Let me state here and now that the fight against corruption, a cardinal programme of this Administration, is alive and well.
“President Muhammadu Buhari, the African Union’s Anti-Corruption Champion, who also has an impeccable reputation globally, remains the driver of the fight and no one, not the least the PDP under whose watch Nigeria was looted dry, can taint his image or reverse the gains of the fight.
“Anyone who disagrees that the anti-corruption fight is alive and well is free to dare us.”