The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has been the best since Nigeria’s independence in 1960.
Ishaq Akintola, MURIC’s director, said in a statement that Buhari’s government is the only one to fought corruption head-on. He said the President had been anti-corruption since is regime as Head of State in 1983.
“We adjudge the Buhari administration as the best in post-independence Nigeria. Everyone agrees that corruption is the bane of Nigeria’s development. All other factors are peripheral but corruption is tangential. This implies that Nigeria will overcome all its challenges once corruption has been reduced to its barest minimum,” the statement read.
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“This explains why President Muhammadu Buhari has been consistently consistent in tackling graft since his days as military head of state (1983-85) till today. Apart from the War Against Indiscipline (WAI), the period heralded transparency, probity and accountability in the public sphere.
“Unfortunately corrupt elements in society have also been fighting tooth and nail to frustrate his efforts. These include, but are not limited to, rapaciously greedy civil servants, a superfluously voracious business class and avariciously glutinous politicians.
“They were behind the 1985 coup which ousted the no-nonsense Buhari-Idiagbon regime. That coup was an anti-people action sponsored by established kleptomaniacs and executed by greedy, corrupt and overambitious elements in the military. That singular action also returned Nigeria to the path of unbridled waste, reckless graft and undiluted consumerism.
“Unfortunately the second coming of President Buhari in 2015 as a civilian president was almost castrated as the National Assembly was hijacked from the very beginning courtesy of ‘sarakitisation’ and ‘dogaratisation’ of parliamentary process. The president himself nearly lost his life.”
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The group said notwithstanding the setback, Nigeria is currently witnessing the most massive infrastructural development ever experienced since independence.
The group also hailed the president for implementing the treasury single account (TSA) which has “helped to block financial leakages”.