Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has yet again received commendation from the United States for the anti-corruption war embarked upon by his administration.
John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State lauded the President saying his anti-corruption war was a step in the right direction.
Kerry was speaking at Davos, Switzerland, at the ongoing World Economic Forum.
Since assuming office, President Buhari has embarked on a war against corruption which he says is like a canker worm that has eaten deep into the Nigerian economy.
Several high profile individuals have been arrested in connection with corrupt practices that has cost the country over a trillion Naira.
Kerry said, “It has been reported that over 50 people including government officials stole over $9 billion in Nigeria”.
He added that money that was meant for arms to fight the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, was kept by Generals in the most populous black nation in the world.
He further added that “today, corruption has grown at an alarming pace which threatens global growth, global stability and indeed the global future.
“There is absolutely nothing more demoralising, dis-empowering to any citizen than the belief that the system is rigged against them. Corruption is a radicalizer because it destroys faith in legitimate authority”.