President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said his administration will continue to investigate and prosecute corrupt office holders.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said this while receiving the Letter of Credence of the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, William Symington, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari said “Nigeria will either kill corruption or corruption will kill Nigeria in the long run.”
The President also said corruption was becoming a culture in Nigeria until his administration emerged.
“The corruption we met at personal and institutional levels was unbelievable. Corruption was turning into a culture. After we came in, people started realising the truth,” the President said.
Buhari also said mismanagement of the economy by previous governments has made it difficult to create employment.
“It has not been easy for another party to come in and get things done properly, especially with the new economic reality of $37 per barrel of oil, against the $100 for the period, and there was no savings, no infrastructure on ground,” he said.