Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on
Media and Publicity Shehu Garba says that the
ant-corruption crusade of President Buhari is
bound to step on some big toes in the country.
According to Garba, personal interest will be put
aside as Buhari fights corruption. He stated this at
the opening of a 3-day retreat for state house
correspondents in Kaduna state yesterday Dec.
"President Buhari has embarked on an anti-
corruption campaign that is bound to offend
many. Big toes will be stepped on, personal
interests will be cast aside. As the popular
saying goes, when you fight corruption,
corruption fights back. Yes, anti-corruption is
a war. And the press can help President
Muhammadu Buhari to win that war. You (the
press) are one of the government's most
lethal weapons in this battle against the
forces that aim to pull down Nigeria. The
power of the media, if they have any power at
all, lies in their ability to expose wrong-doing.
This power of exposure is a far more effective
deterrent in many countries, including our
own, than the court systems that deliver
judgment and not necessarily justice. If they
know that they will be exposed, many crimes
will not happen and herein lies the challenge
of the media under Buhari administration.
Use your power to expose wrong-doing; the
days of impunity are gone. This is the best
way to help the change, now that we have a
government with the will and capacity to right
all wrongs".he said.
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