President Muhammadu Buhari who is on a mission to rid Nigeria of corruption is currently seeking approval for creation of special courts to handle corruption cases.
The President who gave a speech at an ICPC organized summit themed “Diminishing Corruption in the Public Service” called on the Legislature and Judiciary to embrace and support the creation of special courts.
“The fight against corruption is of course not only for government and anti-corruption agencies alone. All arms and tiers of government must develop and implement the anti-corruption measures,” he said.
“I invite the legislative and judicial arms of government to embrace and support the creation of special crimes court that Nigerians have been agitating to handle corruption cases.
‘‘This government is working hard to overcome such ills. Corruption generally and public sector corruption in particular, inhibits the ability of government to deliver infrastructure and basic services to the people.
“That is why I have reiterated on many occasions that corruption is an existential threat to Nigeria.
“Corruption is furthermore, a major threat to the attainment of the sustainable development goals and the socio-economic transformation we are all working hard to bring about in Nigeria.”