President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that corruption was the major factor responsible for the suffering of millions of Nigerians.
Buhari added that corruption at all levels was the biggest problem impeding Nigeria’s economic growth and development.
The president made the remark at the 49th Annual Accountant Conference organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in Abuja.
The theme of the conference was “Building Nigeria for Sustainable Growth and Development.’’
He said that it prevents good governance and encourage misappropriation of public funds, stiffens innovation, infrastructure development and investments.
Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, the president said the fight against corruption is in reality a struggle for nation building and the future.
Buhari reiterated that the government was committed toward achieving structural economic change and a more diversified and inclusive economy.