President Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed to continue to fight corruption in Nigeria until it is completely eradicated from Nigeria’s polity.
He stated this at the 2017 Annual National Management Conference organized by the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) in Abuja.
The President, who was represented by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, said his administration will fulfill its vow of eliminating all forms of corrupt practices in Nigeria so as to put the country on the path of greatness and prosperity.
Buhari said: “To set this country on the path of greatness and prosperity, complete elimination of all forms of corrupt practices must be in the front burner and our collective consciousness always.
“You will agree with me that a great nation is the reward of great leadership built on good governance with strict adherence to the ideals and principles of corporate governance. This is our motivation and value proposition. My administration will, therefore, continue to fight corruption and associated social vices at all levels until they are exterminated from our body polity.”
He said the theme of the conference – Corporate Governance and Institutional Performance, was apt and relevant towards charting a new course and national reorientation.
“By choosing this theme as the focus of this year’s conference, the institute has further demonstrated that it is committed to supporting the Federal Government in achieving its drive to reposition and turn around the nation’s economy,” he added.
Buhari said the institution of corporate governance had aided his administration in delivering the dividends of democracy to the nation’s teeming populace especially in the areas of providing security, fighting corruption, employment generation and diversification of the economy.
“I further challenge the institute to improve its visibility at public sessions of the National Assembly when bills are being considered so as to make more robust professional management input that will be most relevant in the public domain,” he said.
The President, NIM, Prof. Munzali Jibril, in his remarks, said the institute would continue to support the Federal Government as it strives to eliminate corruption across the country.
“As we journey into the future, we will neither relent in our quest to bequeath a well-trained and productive workforce to the nation, nor will we be tired until mismanagement, maladministration, corruption and other social vices which have hampered Nigeria’s development are minimised in our polity,” he said.