BreakingNews 31/1/16 - Monarch, group hail Buhari's war against corruption

[ Masterweb Reports: Adesoji Adeniyi, Osogbo and Damisi Ojo report ] - The Asa-Ooni Adimula of Ora-Igbominaland in Ifedayo Local Government Area of Osun State, Oba Joshua Tinuoye Atolagbe, has urged Nigerians to support President Mohammadu Buhari’s anti-graft war and fight against insurgency. Describing corruption and terrorism as hydra-headed monsters threatening to consume the nation, the newly installed monarch said it was important that everyone join the crusade and war against these two enemies of the country.


The monarch spoke with journalists at a press briefing heralding his official coronation, presentation of Staff of Office and Instrument of appointment by the Osun State governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola. According to him, for the sake of humanity and development, corruption and terrorism must be totally uprooted. He attributed the myriads of challenges facing the country to corruption, noting that the menace has eaten deep into the fabric of the nation.


He said: “We must begin to fight corruption seriously and with utmost sincerely. If corruption is totally eradicated, Nigeria will be the best place to be in the world. With my wide experiences over the years across the world, I have realised that Nigeria remains the only country in the world where everything works in our favour but are being hampered by greed, selfishness, misappropriation and bad governance.”


The royal father commended President  Buhari for his people-oriented policies and programmes.


“It is regrettable that at this period of economic hardship, our nation could still be facing challenges like this. If our economy has been properly managed for the past sixty years when Nigeria discovered oil, our country would have been in prosperity now but quite unfortunate the nation has been gruesomely inflicted by the greedy leaders whose insatiable appetite to wealth accumulation could not be measured.


Similarly, the National President of Muhammadu Buhari Transformation of Nigeria (MBTN), Dr. Samson Bilesanmi, yesterday lauded the federal government anti-corruption crusade. He spoke in Akure, the Ondo State capital, at the swearing-in ceremony of the national and state officers of the group.


Bilesanmi noted that the effort would assist in tackling the menace of corruption in the country and re-shape its economy. He said MBTN was founded as a political structure of President Muhammadu Buhari to propagate his vision in all the nooks and crannies of the country. The group leader, who came to Ondo state with other officers, said MBTN is saddled with the responsibility of spreading information on activities of President Buhari across the country.


*Photo Caption - President Mohammadu Buhari

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