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Speaking at the commissioning of new office complex for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Buhari repeated his claim that his removal was due to his stance against corruption.

Buhari said, "This is another milestone in our determined and collective fight against corruption".

"The difference between the money we need to deliver the hopes and aspirations contained in our Commonwealth Charter of 2013 and the commitment we all made when we signed up to the UN SDGs of 2015 and the money we have is the sum equivalent of that which is siphoned off by the corrupt practices of the greedy, the uncaring and the pernicious few", she said.

The President said under his watch, all Nigerians were now aware that corrupt officials would be held to account, no matter how long it took.

"I am not a vengeful person but I think until we ensure that some of our leaders pass through those doors, this struggle against corruption in this country will not be won, will not be over".

He said President Buhari has kept faith with his promise not to interfere with the operations of the anti-corruption agencies in the country.

"It is my hope and expectation that the judiciary, which is a critical stakeholder and partner in the war against corruption, would continue to collaborate with the Executive to bring corrupt people to book".

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He then urged the National Assembly, whose role was provision of legal framework for the anti-corruption war, to do more to enable his administration rid the nation of the blatant corruption witnessed in recent years.

"It has become the norm".

He also spoke on the need to change the corruption narrative in Nigeria saying there are millions of Nigerians who do not bow "before the god of corruption". We never intended, and we are not engaged in witch-hunts, but we are determined within the laws to call people to account.

The High Commission shared the news of its support for the Nigerian agency on its verified Twitter handle.

We are committed to working with our foreign friends to stop the inflow of stolen funds from Nigeria into their countries and recovering what is there already.

According to the president, these assets, when repatriated will be put to building infrastructure across the country.

Recall that sometime a year ago, the speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, gave an assurance that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will get the funds needed in the 2017 budget to complete its head office by December.

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