The Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that the political will of the present administration to fight corruption will not be in vain.
He said the federal government will continue to move decisively against those who have acted with impunity in the handling of public funds.
Osinbajo stated this at a symposium titled: “The best way to fund and sustain anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria”, organised by the Integrity Organisation and Convention on Business Integrity.
The vice president dismissed suggestions making the rounds that the fight against corruption was responsible for the high cost of living, higher electricity tariffs and economic hardships currently faced by Nigerians.
He said: “Corruption corrodes public trust, undermines the rule of law and delegitimises the state. These are the very ailments that the Buhari administration’s fight against corruption seeks to remedy.”
Represented by Prof. Itse Sagay, the vice president said government was working tirelessly to deny corrupt people hiding place.