3 October 2017

Nigeria: Our Major Task Is Fighting Corruption, Not Restructuring - Presidency

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The senior special assistant to the president on legal matters, Professor Ayuka Adamu Usman, has stated that the major task of the present administration is how to fight corruption and not restructuring.

In an interview with newsmen in Abuja, Professor Adamu noted the various agitations in parts of the country are the fall out of corruption, which the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration is committed towards fighting.

He frowned that Nigeria's resources that are supposed to cater for every citizen are being appropriated by a small microscopic group, leaving the majority Nigerians high and dry

"I personally don't buy into the idea of restructuring, because our major problem as court is corruption. All these agitations and crises are the fall out of corruption. To me, the major issue is how to fight corruption which the present government is serious about."

He pointed out even if Nigerians fall back to their various constituencies, in the name of restructuring, without first fighting corruption, the problem will still remain.

He continued: "If Nigerians are not catered for, if they lack the basics of live. They are likely to express their anger in one form or the other. Some could go into robbery. Some would go into militancy, while some would easily be recruited to be part of IPOB or any other militant group. But if really there is no corruption and the resources are applied across board and life is made better and easier, then we will see less of these."

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