By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola
The pledge by President Muhammadu Buhari, to fight corruption and insurgence during his swearing in on 29thMay, 2015, has recorded significant landmark.
President Muhammadu Buhari made the assertion Tuesday in Yola, the Adamawa state capital during a one day visit to declare open the state’s Anti-Corruption Summit.
According to him, his government is on track in addressing the multiple challenges facing the country noting that the fight against corruption is yielding positive results.
“As a government, we are happy that what we envisaged about two and a half years ago on the problems facing the country has recorded enough progress “, he stated.
He challenged the Executive and Legislative arms of government to work as a team, maintain cordial relationship with one another in order to deliver the much needed development, the country is yearning for.
Earlier Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow said the anti corruption summit was a response to the call by the president for all and sundry to tackle corruption in all facet and sectors.
Bindow maintained that the summit was timely in line with transparency and Accountability in governance adding that his administration has constructed 315 roads under two and half years.
He thanked the president for signing the bill for the establishment of the North East Development Commission and also for giving the slot of chairmanship of the commission to Adamawa state.
In his welcome address, chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Ahmed Joda said the rationale behind the summit was for unity and progress of the state.
Joda stated that corruption fight must be accomplished for the economic development of the state and country at large urging participants to be attentive and contribute positively.
He commended the Buhari administration for its uprightness in the fight against insurgency and corruption and to put the economy back on stream.
New Nigerian reports that the presidential entourage include Governor Nasir El Rufa’i of Kaduna, Barristar Muhammad Abubakar of Bauchi state, Ministers of Foreign Affairs (state),FCT, Works and Power.
Others include Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, chairman of ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, members of the Senate and House of Representatives and a host of others.