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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday inaugurated a national prosecution coordination committee to handle high profile criminal cases in the country.
Speaking at the inauguration which held at the Presidential Villa, Buhari reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to tackling corruption and terrorism in Nigeria.
The President, who was represented by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, urged the committee members to resist external influence and discharge their responsibility with fairness.
“It is a very important committee because the administration itself is committed to ensuring that we are able to deal with not only with question of corruption which is a big item on our agenda but also other economic crimes, terrorism which has assumed different shapes and proportions of late,” he said.
“The vandalism that we see in parts of the Niger Delta, which has affected so many different things, including oil production, power supply among others.
“We are in a very crucial time in our social development and a committee such as this is very necessary and historic because I do not know of any other of such committee in the history of this country.
“Those of you who are members must feel specially privileged because you are in many ways charting a new course for the country’s criminal justice system,” Buhari said.
He pledged his support to the committee in other to function effectively and urged the members to live above board.