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Corruption a threat to nation building- PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the hope that the foundation laid by his administration in the war against corruption would be sustained by successive governments, noting that corruption remains an existential threat to nations.

The President expressed the hope in Abuja while playing host to the management of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, (CCT), led by the Chairman, Danladi Yakubu Umar.

He described the CCT as an important tool in the fight against corruption over the last seven years, and such frontline agencies, are relied upon to demonstrate that the government remains committed in the fight against corruption in all its forms.

“It is our hope that the foundation which has been laid by this administration will be carried forward and continued, as the issue of corruption remains an existential threat to all nations”, the President said.

President Buhari recognized the sacrifices being made by the Code of Conduct Tribunal and similar agencies in the midst of very challenging economic and revenue shortages, and pledged innovative and new models of financing very important agencies and critical work programmes.

The Tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar, had commended the Buhari administration for the salutary impact it had made in the area of infrastructural development, agriculture, and provision of social services.

He said the Tribunal was hampered by funding challenges, poor staffing, and appealed for intervention of the President.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Chinasa Ossai & Adeniyi Bakare