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Fighting corruption in democracy not easy – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said fighting corruption in a democratic setting is a difficult task to accomplish.

Buhari in an interview on Arise Television said the war against corruption has not been easy for him since he became a democratically elected President.

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He stressed that his administration had succeeded in easing out corrupt public officials without making noise about it.

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Buhari recalled that much was achieved in the fight against corruption when he was military Head of State in the early 80s “when a lot of people were sent to prisons before I was also booted out”.

Buhari frowned at the way and manner local government system was being managed, saying the local government administration was almost non-existent in the country.

He cited a situation where state governors continued to starve the local governments of funds saying “in a situation where N300 million is allocated to local government and they are given N100 million is not fair”.

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