PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said that contrary to speculations in some quarters that corruption has grown to its worst in the country, his administration is winning the war against the dishonest or fraudulent conduct typically involving bribery.
Buhari stated this on Thursday (1/03/2018) at a meeting with a Qatari business delegation led by the former Emir, Sheikh Hamad Al-Thani, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the president said while the war against anti-graft was on his administration was being guided by the rule of law.
He described the Federal Government’s economic agenda as one designed to move the country from over-reliance on crude oil and food importation.
The president said the policy has, in the past two years turned Nigeria into one of the most attractive investment destinations in Africa.
“My administration’s economic agenda has always been to move away from over-reliance on crude oil and food importation.
“Nigeria is a blessed country. We have fertile land. We have a young and energetic population and we have a very strong legal and regulatory system that protects capital and investments, both local and foreign.
“As you are aware, Nigeria just exited its worst recession in more than two decades. We have more than doubled our foreign reserves.
“We are winning the war against corruption. We are developing our infrastructure and we are enforcing the rule of law.
“As a result of this, we are seeing significant growth in the non-oil sector which is creating thousands of jobs across the country,” he said.