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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Anti-Graft War: I’ll Re-Organise Judiciary– Buhari

Anti-Graft War: I’ll Re-Organise Judiciary– Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday disclosed that his administration would re-organise the judiciary to enhance the anti-graft war.

Buhari disclosed this at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja during a joint press conference with the visiting Namibian president, Hage Geingob.

President Buhari stated that it is very difficult to fight corruption in a multi-party democracy like Nigeria’s.

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He said his goverment would dedicate some judges to handle corruption cases with a view to ensuring the prosecution of all those found guilty of graft.

“So, we are winning (the fight against corruption), but it is very difficult under this multi-party democracy system. We are getting the cooperation of countries.

“We are trying to sell the assets wherever we find them and bring the money into the Nigerian treasury. This is all I can say at this stage because we are re-organizing the judiciary.

“We are going to dedicate some judges to deal with corruption cases and try to put forward and prosecute all those that investigations proved that they have questions to answer.

“So, that is what I’m telling you, that we haven’t given up; we are doing our best and we will recover as much as humanly possible,” Buhari stated.

Geingob congratulated Buhari for his courage in fighting corruption in Nigeria and beyond.

According to him, corruption is becoming a serious issue in Africa and “strong people” like Buhari are needed to eliminate it.

“He (President Buhari) is taking steps that will encourage all of us. I declared war against poverty and corruption. I declared my assets publicly. I therefore emulate my brother here,” he said.

The Namibian president thanked the Nigerian government for assisting his country through the deployment of volunteers under the Technical Aid Corps.

He said he visited Nigeria to pay his last respect to late Prof. Adebayo Adedeji whom he described as his mentor.

Adedeji, a one-time Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission of Africa, who died on April 25, will be buried on July 7.

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