15 July 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said President Mohammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war was not targeted at anybody but against the enemies of the state, who have stolen common resources for selfish enrichment.
The Acting president made the clarification on Friday during the 2017 BusinessDay States Competitiveness and Good Governance Award held in Abuja.
He insisted that the anti-corruption crusade was not only geared towards eradicating corruption but aimed at engendering development and good governance across the country.
Osinbajo, who was represented by Sen. Babafemi Ojodu, said the administration beyond fighting corruption, had gone ahead to initiate plans that had helped the states to embrace competiveness and overcome their present economic challenges.
He commended BusinessDay for its choice of Competitiveness and Good Governance in choosing the award recipients, saying that the award would spur the awardees to increase their performance in
“The present fight against corruption led by President Buhari is not targeted at anybody but a fight against institutional rot and bad governance. It is a fight against those who have stolen our common wealth for selfish enrichment.
“We must applaud BusinessDay for this competitive and good governance award aimed at gauging the performance of public sector at the state level. It is very reassuring for BusinessDay to engage in this exercise.
“What is particularly pleasing about the award is that it selected the key priorities of the present administration for good governance as enunciated in the economic recovery of the government.
“This will help in promoting transparency, provide infrastructure and other critical aspects of governance. More will be achieved if we can work together to ensure affordable education, housing, increase jobs opportunities and other dividends of democracy.
“It is worthy of note that the choice of BusinessDay in selecting the awardees aligned with the recently signed Executive Order on Ease of Doing Business.”