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Ribadu: Zeal to crush corruption embedded in Buhari government


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu has said ongoing fight against corruption has the needed impetus to succeed with Muhammadu Buhari as leader of the government.

Ribadu, who spoke with BBC Hausa Service monitored on Tuesday in Abuja, said the executive branch of government has been driving the fight against corruption, even as other two branches of legislature and judiciary need to do their own parts.

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He said when asked of his views on the ongoing fight against corruption by the present government, he said “I can say government is trying. The intent is there and that is that you need. If a leader is not involved in it, then you are bound to succeed.

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“In fighting corruption, the first thing you need is a clean leader and we have that person.”

On concrete steps taken towards the course, the former presidential candidate said “a number of people have been charged to courts. This is the executives’ part. There are also the legislative and judicial aspects to fighting corruption. So looking at it from the executive efforts, you have to commend what they doing.”

He also called on international communities to return the stolen public monies stuck in their countries by some Nigerians, saying there is no reason why such countries should continue to hold back the monies identified as stolen from Nigeria.

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