The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) at the weekend, said all the political parties in Nigeria are fully in support of the current anti-corruption war being waged by President Mohammadu Buhari, urging him not to relent.
The National Chairman of IPAC, Mohammad Nalado, said that the council would stand behind the government on its anti-graft war and enjoined the administration to go to any length to bring corrupt persons to justice, irrespective of their social status since nobody is above the law.
“IPAC is urging the President not to be discouraged in the fight against corruption, political parties in Nigeria are fully in support of this fight. And we urge him to carry on this fight to the most logical conclusion”, he said.
Nalado said that corruption has been a major stumbling block in the drive by Nigerian successive government to achieve economic growth and job creations, saying that time has come for the country to rise up against the menace.
The IPAC boss further commended the federal government, security agencies and other stakeholders that played significant role in the rescue of some of the abducted Chibok girls but was quick to urged government to sustain negotiation towards the release of the remaining girls and others who may be in the captivity of the Boko Haram.
He said the rescue of twenty one of the Chibok girls has given a clear indication that President Mohammadu Buhari administration was living up to its pledge of making tremendous impact in the fight against insurgency.
He urged the government not to relent in its efforts to rescue the remaining girls and other Boko Haram captives, just as he pointed out the need for the government to pursue a vigorous rebuilding of the North East region.
The rehabilitation and rebuilding of the region, according to Nalado, will secure the confidence of the Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) in the region to return to their business and farming, which will boost the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria.
While observing that returning of the IDPs, whom he said are predominantly farmers, to their various communities will crash the recent increase in prices of food items in the market, he charged the security agencies to sustain their efforts to ensure that peace continues to reign in the liberated north east region.
Speaking on the need to ensure that the welfare of the IDPs are prioritised, Nalado, who is also the chairman of Accord Party (AP), pleaded with the federal government to put measures in place to ensure that the funds meant for the welfare of the IDPs are not diverted.