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JUST IN: Buhari won’t resign over NDDC, NSITF, EFCC probes – FG

President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign over alleged cases of corruption in Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), contrary to calls by a section of Nigerians.

The Federal Government described the call for the resignation of President Buhari as ‘infantile’.

It also said the anti-graft war was not waning and the government would not spare anyone implicated in corrupt practices.

It said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others celebrating alleged cases of corruption in some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

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Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the Federal Government’s positions known at a briefing, on Tuesday, in Abuja.

He said those thinking the anti-corruption war was dying were only engaging in wishful thinking.

According to the minister, “You are all aware that Nigerians have recently been inundated with allegations of monumental corruption in a number of government agencies, including the NDDC, NSITF and the anti-corruption agency, the EFCC.

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“Many, especially naysayers, have misinterpreted these developments as a sign that the Administration’s fight against corruption is waning.

“In fact, the main opposition PDP has latched onto the developments to call for the resignation of Mr. President, a call that is nothing but infantile!

“Let me state here and now that the fight against corruption, a cardinal programme of this Administration, is alive and well.

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“President Muhammadu Buhari, the African Union’s Anti-Corruption Champion, who also has an impeccable reputation globally, remains the driver of the fight and no one, not the least the PDP under whose

watch Nigeria was looted dry, can taint his image or reverse the gains of the fight.

“Anyone who disagrees that the anti-corruption fight is alive and well is free to dare us.”