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Despite having less than a year in office, Buhari says he is determined to clean the mess in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the poor level of accountability in Nigeria and claimed to be determined to clean the mess.

The president made this known in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Friday, when he received a delegation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) led by the President, Comfort Eyitayo, at the State House.

President Buhari stated that his experience as former military Head of State and an Executive President has made him see the system of accountability in the country and he will ensure everything is put into order.

The president who has been constantly criticized by political analysts for failing to tackle corruption and security in the country will be leaving office by May 29, 2023. 

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“Having served as a military Head of State, and returned to politics to serve as a President, after losing three elections, I have seen the system of accountability in the country, and the mess to be cleaned up,” the president explained. 

While lauding the contributions of the institute in ensuring probity, accountability and transparency, Buhari called for more diligence and professionalism.

The President assured that his administration will continue to engage experts to gain measurable and reliable results, adding that professionals in various fields, especially accounting, provide the strength and framework for thriving economies.

In her remarks, the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, congratulated the President of ICAN and the new management.

“As a female President in a male-dominated environment, you are an example to our young girls of what can be achieved through diligence and excellence,’’ she said.

President of ICAN appreciated President Buhari and his administration in adhering to best accounting principles and practices to secure and revive the economy, particularly reverting to the January to December budget calendar.

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