The Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), has called on the Federal government to fight against corruption in all spheres of governance with due regard to the rule of law.
National coordinator of the group, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, stating this on Wednesday in Warri, said corrupt practices thrives more in the civil service.
He however pleaded that there should be a complete reformation of the service.
While recalling President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign promises to prosecute persons culpable of corrupt practices in order to bring sanity to the country, the activist urged him (Buhari) to pressure foreign governments to return looted funds stashed in their countries for the development of Nigeria and prosecute those involved.
Mulade commended anti-graft agencies for the trials of some influential politicians over alleged malpractices, urging them to also investigate civil servants who, according to him, aids and abets politicians in their quest for corrupt activities.
The comrade said, “Well-meaning Nigerians are solidly behind you because those who plundered the nation’s resources and brought it into disrepute should be made to pay for it dearly to serve as deterrent to others.
“During his campaign, the President pledged to fight corruption and bring sanity to the country, and Nigerians voted massively for him based on this. So, he should not fail to deliver on the promises.
“We therefore implore him not to succumb to the whims and caprices of corrupt Nigerians who would employ every trick in the books to fight back.”
Mulade added that President Buhari would engrave his name in gold, if he is able to “walk the talk” by reducing the height of impunity and lawlessness in the country.