The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babashir David Lawal, on Tuesday said the current anti-corruption war by President Muhammadu Buhari is within the Nigerian law.
There have been accusation that the government was selective and not following due process in the campaign against corruption.
But speaking in his office in Abuja during meeting with the National Executives of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by its President, Waheed Odusile, the SGF said the government is fighting a sincere battle against corruption.
He said: “The fight against corruption is now going on with vigour. For the first time since our return to democracy 16 years ago, top public officials found to have betrayed public trust are being asked to account for their actions.
“They are being investigated and persecuted within the confines of the Nigerian law. Majority of Nigerians now believe that government is sincere in its battle against corruption.”