Anti-graft: Buhari able to step on toes – Presidency
Dec 11, 2015
By Dayo Oyewo
President Muhammadu Buhari is able to step on large toes within the ongoing anti-corruption marketing campaign within the nation, the Presidency stated on Friday.
The Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, made this recognized on the opening of a three-day workshop organised for State Home correspondents in Kaduna.
He stated, “President Buhari has launched into an anti-corruption marketing campaign that’s certain to offend many. Large toes will likely be stepped on, private pursuits will likely be solid apart. As the favored saying goes, if you battle corruption, corruption fights again.
The workshop which is organized by the Presidency is titled: “Journalism and the change mantra, State Home in focus.”
Shehu urged the press to assist the federal government win the continuing struggle towards corruption.
In his phrases, “Sure, anti-corruption is a struggle. And the press might help President Muhammadu Buhari to win that struggle. You might be one of many authorities’s most deadly weapons on this battle towards the forces that intention to drag down Nigeria.
“The facility of the media, if they’ve any energy in any respect lies of their capacity to show wrong-doing. This energy of publicity is a much more efficient deterrent in lots of international locations, together with our personal, than the court docket programs that ship judgment and never essentially justice.
“In the event that they know that that they are going to be uncovered, many crimes won’t occur and herein lies the problem of the media below Buhari’s administration.
“Use your energy to show wrong-doing, the times of impunity are gone. That is one of the best ways to assist the change, now that we’ve a authorities with the desire and capability to proper all wrongs. However guarantee accuracy and the sanctity of the reality.”
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