President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to restructure the public sector, in order to improve transparency in public governance.
The President also vowed that no corrupt persons shall be spared by the anti-graft agencies, during his tenure.
Buhari said this on Tuesday, while speaking at the opening session of the 45th Annual Accountants Conference and 50th Anniversary celebration of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
The President’s address was delivered by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs Anastasia Nwaobia.
“We are at the threshold of history where we must collectively take the destiny of the nation in our hands.
“As Nigerians, no one can love Nigeria like you and me. On our part, we will continue to lead by example, making efforts to live above board.
“As we strive to walk our talk, we will carry our initiative to overhaul the bureaucracy in the public sector to logical conclusions in an effort to engender transparency and improve productivity in public governance.
“In addition, we will reinvigorate the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission, such that the processes of accountability in public governance are reinforced.
“I assure you that persons found wanting will not be spared.”
“As blessed as we are as a nation, Nigerians have no business being classified as poor.
“Yet, through the greed of some unpatriotic few, our commonwealth has been badly pillaged in the name of public service.
“Our ability as a nation to create wealth has increasingly been hampered by lack of prudence, transparency and honesty in the management of public resources by some of those entrusted with the duty of governance at all levels in the past, so much so that, in the midst of plenty, Nigerians are now suffering great deprivation.
Farouk Mohammed is a Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria (Okay.NG). He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on Okay Nigeria.