NO: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently under intense pressure to stop his administration’s ongoing anti-corruption war. We get regular messages from some Nigerian elite saying ‘cool down.’
It is a very strange morality the position of those putting pressure on the government is that it (corruption) is not a big deal. Those in that category have been advising the government that it should merely ask the looters of public treasury to return the money and go free.
Despite the pressure, the present administration will not relent in the anti-corruption fi ght. Contrary to the argument of the elite, a new set of Nigerians, who would not compromise their values but would maintain a sense of right and wrong, is emerging.
The man on the street is very clear; so whatever some of these elites say, we shall keep our focus on the masses who voted for us.
It was unacceptable that in the last 16 years, there was not a single Federal Government completed road or rail project. …costs of projects were often infl ated as people, entrusted with public trust, struggled to enrich themselves at the expense of the people.
It was the same inordinate desire for personal enrichment that explained why money meant to procure arms was distributed among persons at a time when the territorial integrity of the nation was being attacked.
The insurgency has gone on for six years because government could not adequately equip the military. The present administration has no other agenda but the progress of the country.
Mr President and I, are extremely focussed on what we need to do. We will focus on critical things, infrastructure and social investments.
NO: Founder and General Overseer of the Household of God Church, Pastor Chris Okotie
More than at any time in our history, we need discipline in the armed forces. And, thank God we have an ex-general, who is an epitome of discipline and transparency, in power.
I urge Nigerians to support his anti-corruption campaign which aims to rid this country of PDP’s legacy of a government of the corrupt, by the corrupt, and for the corrupt.
Yes: Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie
He (Buhari) must retool, refocus and aggressively face the social, economic (fiscal and monetary) problems we have head on, without letting the anti-corruption drive look like a political distraction.
A snail-paced and disordered methodology in governance, his apparent disdain for judicial authorities and decisions, a lost-today-and-found tomorrow 2016 Budget debacle, and a rather rudderless and confused Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), with an unclear monetary policy strategy inevitably increasing the economic uncertainties being faced by Nigerians, have set alarm bells ringing in my mind and in the minds of many discerning Nigerians.
“Indeed, his perceived discordant relationship with the leadership of the Legislature has many naysayers chuckling and remarking that President Buhari’s government is heading into his comfort zone, a one man show.”
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