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Ex-South African President Thabo Mbeki, Speaker of House of representative Yakubu Dogara, President Muhammadu Buhari and EFCC acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu at the inauguration of the new EFCC office in Abuja on Tuesday May 15, 2018. photo credit: Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday boasted that his administration has recovered trillions of naira stolen by those he described as people without conscience.

Buhari said this in his address at the inauguration of the new headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) located at Jabi District in Abuja.

Buhari, who admitted that anti-corruption war was not easy to fight because it affects different branches of national lives, denied allegations that his government embarked on witch-hunts in the fight against graft.

According to the President, under his watch, all Nigerians were now aware that corrupt officials would be held accountable, no matter how long it took.

He, however, called on other arms of government, including the judiciary and legislature, to collaborate with the executive on this fight.

Buhari said, “This is another milestone in our determined and collective fight against corruption.

“Throughout my journey in national service and since 2015, I have made a very conscious decision to pursue a vigorous fight against corruption in public life.

“Since 2015, we have made significant progress in the fight against corruption. Everyone now knows that corrupt officials will be held to account, no matter how long it takes.

“We have recovered and are still recovering trillions of naira that were stolen in the past few years by people without conscience.

“We are pursuing recoveries everywhere and are making sure that anyone who has been found culpable is made to answer for his or her crime under the law.

“It is my hope and expectation that the judiciary, which is a critical stakeholder and partner in the war against corruption, would continue to collaborate with the Executive to bring corrupt people to book.”