The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has declared that if elected into power next year, he will continue fighting corruption as President Muhammadu Buhari did.
Tinubu vowed to continue Buhari’s civil service reforms to bring down corruption.
He made the pledge while unveiling his campaign policy document in Abuja.
Tinubu said his administration would ensure the reduction of waste in the civil services if he succeeds Buhari in 2023.
‘We will continue the work of the current administration in reforming the civil service to fight corruption, reduce bureaucracy, streamline agencies and decrease inefficiency and waste,’ the document reads in part.
Tinubu has been criticized for being corrupt and accumulating untraceable wealth.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that on many occasions, the former Lagos governor had refused to respond to queries on the ownership of Alpha Beta, a private company that collects tax on behalf of the state for a percentage.
He is believed to have large shares in the company, which assumed Lagos tax administration under him as governor of Lagos State.
Tinubu had earlier assured Nigerians that he will build on the legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari if elected Nigeria’s President in 2023.
Tinubu gave this assurance on Tuesday while addressing participants at the third Ministerial Performance Review Retreat at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday.
He reiterated that he will not rest on his oars until terrorists are completely diminished in the country.
If elected, Tinubu said he will identify with the legacies of Buhari and work in the spirit of unity, national purpose.
Tinubu said his government will be devoted to continuity, particularly of projects that will bring prosperity to the citizens, adding that his guiding principle will be hinged on providing the best of progressive governance and reform the nation.