President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft war has received a groundswell of support from the Niger Delta Zone of the country.
A group known as the Niger Delta Peoples Movement (NDPM) said it decided to give unalloyed support to the President to ensure a successful prosecution of the war.
NDPM’s Coordinator, Mrs Ibifuro Thompson-Tatua, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that Buhari had demonstrated enough political will to fight corruption.
She expressed the hope that the anti-corruption campaign of the Federal Government would help to sanitise both public and private sectors of the country.
“Buhari has stated that he is fighting corruption because it amounts to denial of resources required for development.
“So, the president should be supported by everyone in his drive to salvage the nation from economic recession and infrastructural decay as a result of corruption.”
According to Thompson-Tatua, it is embarrassing that Nigeria that is endowed with human and material resources is still a developing nation after 56 years of independence.
She said:“It is quite unfortunate that we are still creeping even among developing nations. This is because past political leaders in the country were united in corrupt practices.
“If we had judiciously channelled our resources to developing Nigeria, the country would have developed far better economically and in infrastructure than what it is now.”
Thompson-Tatua described President Buhari as being on a journey to take Nigeria to the right destination.
She urged well-meaning Nigerians to encourage the anti-corruption agencies in a bid to kill what she called the hydra-headed cancer (corruption) that had eaten deep into the nation’s fabric.