President of Nigeria and Commander in Chief, Major General Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his administration’s commitment to the fight against corruption.
Buhari said this at the graduation ceremony of the National Defence College Course 28 in Abuja on Thursday.
In his speech, which was delivered by his representative, Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, the president said there is still alot that needs to be done in areas such as poverty alleviation, job creation and general wellbeing of the people.
“On corruption, we are more determined than ever before to stay on the path we have chosen in the interest of our dear nation to fight corruption without fear no matter who is involved,” Buhari added.
He further called on his security chiefs to synergies in their efforts to combat terrorism and insurgency in the country. He added that despite the numerous challenges bedevilling the nation in the form of the pandemic, insecurity and corruption, his administration still has the desire to pull through.
“In spite of all of these, our faith in the nation is unshaken. Our resolve and will to take the nation to greater heights is strong,” he said.
“We must continuously harness the strengths of our national diversities; we must promote “Nigeria first” in all our doings; we must bridge political divides and engage in political re-engineering based on equity and mutual trust,” the president said.
According to him, there is a need to create enabling security environment for the country to achieve its desired goals.
“This is the path for all the armed forces, the Nigeria police, intelligence and security agencies and other significant state and non-state actors engaged in the provision of security.”
“Moving forward, the armed forces and all the security agencies must promote and implement comprehensive security philosophies and measures driven by long-established principles of synergies.
“This should be through interagency cooperation, defence transformation and reorganisation, expansion and modernisation of the military to make it fit for purpose; as well as a high morale of the men and women of the services and security agencies.”
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