President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to the fight against graft in the country.
He said Nigeria needs a corruption-free public sector to achieve transformation.
The president, who stated this at the second national summit of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in Abuja, decried the prevalence of corruption in the Nigerian society.
He insisted that if corruption is not eradicated, it would kill the country.
The president said: “As a military Head of State, I fought corruption headlong and held public officers who abused their office or misused public funds to account.
“Furthermore, I introduced the War Against Indiscipline, one of whose cardinal objectives was promotion of our cherished culture of ethical conduct, integrity, and hard work.
“I recognised in 1984 as I do even more now that corruption poses a clear danger to Nigeria, so, we cannot relent in efforts to eradicate it from our society.
“As I have often reminded Nigerians, ‘If we do not kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria.”