President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said his administration will resist the corrupt elements who are trying to fight back and halt the war against corruption.

He said the government will not wait until when all resources are available before waging a war against graft.

He said his administration would strengthen various anti-graft agencies in the country.

Buhari’s position was contained in an address at the opening ceremony of the maiden training programme of the Network of National Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa, NACIWA, at the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja.

Represented by the Secretary to the Federal Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir David Lawal, the President said the war against corruption will be fought to a conclusive end.

He said although corruption will always fight back, his administration cannot be deterred.

Buhari said:  “The time to act against corruption is now, and we do not have to wait till when all the resources are in place. It is now.”
“They’ll fight back, indeed, they are already fighting back, but what they don’t know is that there is the will to ensure victory is achieved, because we have to reclaim our stolen wealth.

“We shall strengthen agencies in the country involved in the corruption war. The EFCC and other anti-graft agencies in the country have been charged to ramp up the corruption war, and save us from the scourge of corruption”.

In his paper titled: “West African Law Enforcement Agencies Must Cooperate to Win War on Corruption”, Lamorde said corrupt individuals have now taken their crimes beyond border.

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