Corruption has been described as the main obstacle to the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, who stated this on Monday, described the cankerworm of corruption as an unusual but powerful opposition.
According to a statement issued on Monday by Bolaji Adebiyi, the Director of Press in the Office of the SGF, Mr. Lawal made the observation in Abuja when he received a delegation of the Coalition of Progressive Political Parties led by Mr. Ibrahim Bashir, national chairman of Peoples Democratic Movement.
The SGF, however, said that with President Buhari’s honesty and integrity, the Federal Government would win the fight against corruption, adding that Nigerians and God were behind the present administration.
He commended the efforts of the other political parties supporting the Federal Government in the anti-corruption war and stated that their position was driven by patriotic reasons.
This was a veiled reference to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, whose leadership has remained opposed to the current fight against corruption because of its alleged lopsided nature and scope.
But the SGF maintained that the ‘ethical revolution’ of the present administration should be encouraged so that Nigerians could benefit from the change agenda.
The statement quoted Lawal as saying, “What the Federal Government is now focusing on is good governance that will bring rapid development and growth to the nation, irrespective of political affiliations. Corruption is President Buhari’s main opposition, rather than a political party.
“I reiterate my admiration and support to the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, for the impressive development that is taking place in Ebonyi State, despite being a member of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“President Buhari is a meticulous, honest and just leader who will ensure that Nigerians will soon start enjoying the change that he promised during the 2015 general elections campaign”.