President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he would ensure his anti-corruption war does not end after his tenure by institutionalizing it.
This was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Buhari made the promise during the meeting with the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He also said he would stay within the provisions of the rule of law while making efforts to rid the country of corrupt elements.
“We will insist on the standards we are establishing. We are laying down administrative and financial instructions in the public service that must be obeyed. Any breach will no longer be acceptable.
“We will retrain our staff, so that they understand the new orientation. And those who run foul of these rules will be prosecuted, no matter who is involved.
“But we will be fair, just and act according to the rule of law. Anyone perceived corrupt is innocent till we can prove it.
“We will work very hard to establish documentation for successful prosecution, and those in positions of trust will sit up,” Buhari said.
Buhari appreciated the intervention of the US before the 2015 polls, saying, “America did not do it because of what it stands to benefit from us. You did it for the Nigerian people. It tells so much what the US stands for in the world.”