The presidency has vowed to crack what it termed as “systematic corruption” in the country.
President Bola Tinubu, during his speech on Friday, assured the audience at the graduation ceremony of National Defence College Course 31 participants of his commitment.
Represented by the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru, he noted that the nation is faced with a flora of challenges and then vowed to overcome them.
He lauded the Armed Forces of Nigeria as a symbol of national excellence while giving his assurance that the government would continue to honour the sacrifices and commitment of the heroic men and women who serve in the military.
He said, “Our dear country is faced with the flora of challenges including insecurity, social economic hiccups, climate change and migratory issues, ‘the so-called Japa syndrome’.
“We are confronted by systematic corruption, crude oil theft, reduced national productivity, weak infrastructure, weak revenue base, and rising domestic and external debt among others.
“Those challenges demand creative and purposeful driving leadership to mitigate.
“Since coming into office, I have rolled up my sleeves myself to confront and address them frontally and we shall overcome with the special grace of God.”