President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday in his New Year address, hinted at plans to enact new laws and review the existing ones in order to strengthen the fight against corruption.
Buhari who noted that his administration had recorded substantial gains so far in the anti-corruption fight, assured that in 2021, his Government is committed to continue along the path of eradicating corruption, through collaboration with all the arms of Government to effectively prosecute the fight.
“While we would be working with the Legislature to enact laws that would strengthen this fight, we would also be looking at reviewing some of our laws which would ensure that this fight is more effective.
“On the part of the executive, we would ensure the diligent and timely prosecution of corruption cases, while appealing to the judiciary to ensure that corruption cases are dispensed with expeditiously.
“The persistence of various forms of violence has meant that in the most affected parts of the country, the fabric of inter-communal harmony woven through years of investment of effort at building trust, mutual respect, and harmony has been threatened.”