The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Monday advised President Muhammad Buhari, to stay focused in the fight against corruption, alleging that some powerful forces have resolved to thwart the war.
The advice was contained in a letter by the council to the President, a copy of which was made available to the newsmen, pledging support, solidarity, and prayers for the administration to end well.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the President of the Council, Comrade Solomon Adodo commended President Buhari for being open about the alleged sabotage of the anti-corruption fight from within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), adding that for the first time the EFCC itself is being cleansed.
“The distractions of the naysayers are being tackled by the youths, whose future you work for. Just stay focused and busy with the more important things of building a country that will not collapse on us. They shall be defeated, Insha Allah!“Your Excellency, let us use this opportunity to thank you for your leadership recruitment ingenuity in appointing and supporting a capable Attorney General and Minister for Justice like Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN who has against all odds kept faith with your Sanitization Agenda.“The enemies of your Rescue Government are deploying all strategies. But our observation shows that he is equal to the task of defending and protecting your vision for a corrupt-free Nigeria. While expressing our unshaken solidarity with you, we commend him for the sincerity and courage in utilizing his office to help protect your Government and its mission and vision.“Finally, we use this medium to bring to your attention desperate attempts by traducers of your government to sponsor and string Media campaign including sponsored editorials against your good person and the ever diligent Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. This is targeted at arm twisting the government of of its patriotic anti-corruption war. We urge you not to relent however as these negative elements are infinitesimal compared to the millions of Nigerians with you.”
The council also in the letter also commended the efforts of the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami in the recovery of a lot of monies looted from the common treasury and properties acquired through corruption.
“We have also been saved from the criminal nightmare of the P&ID by the focus of your Government, especially through the efforts of your Patriotic and loyal Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN.“We know that hell has been let lose because of your insistence that the quantum corruption in the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC) must be thoroughly investigated. This is the first time a Nigerian President is committed to saving the Niger-Delta people through Probity. All the culprits and opposition have aligned to deceive the country, malign your person and criticize the Government. But the Nigerian Youths are with you. We shall win those detractors and punish them under our law for their crimes.”