President MUHAMMADU BUHARI says the anti-corruption war is tough and grueling, with corruption fighting vigorously back, but assured that the battle would be won.
Meeting with American Secretary of State, JOHN KERRY on the sideline of conference on climate change, COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco, President BUHARI said corrupt people had accumulated a formidable arsenal of illicit wealth, which they were now deploying against the government on diverse fronts.
However, the President said it is a war the country is determined to win.
The President also updated Secretary KERRY on the efforts being made to tackle humanitarian problems caused by the insurgency, informing that a presidential committee had been launched under General T. Y DANJUMA.
On the unrest in the Niger Delta area, which manifests in the sabotage of critical oil and power installations, President BUHARI said the engagement process was preceding apace, adding that it was rather difficult bringing the main protagonists of the insurgency under one umbrella.
Secretary JOHN KERRY expressed delight at the many successes of the BUHARI administration, pledging continued U.S support in the bid to overcome security, humanitarian, political, and economic challenges.