Anti-graft: Buhari able to step on toes – Presidency
Dec 11, 2015
By Dayo Oyewo
President Muhammadu Buhari is able to step on huge 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 sure to offend many. Huge toes shall be stepped on, private pursuits shall be forged apart. As the favored saying goes, whenever you struggle 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 in opposition to corruption.
In his phrases, “Sure, anti-corruption is a struggle. And the press will help President Muhammadu Buhari to win that struggle. You’re one of many authorities’s most deadly weapons on this battle in opposition to the forces that purpose to drag down Nigeria.
“The ability of the media, if they’ve any energy in any respect lies of their potential to show wrong-doing. This energy of publicity is a much more efficient deterrent in lots of nations, together with our personal, than the courtroom methods 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 beneath 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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