President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday morning said the Federal Government would in 2021 ensure speedy determination of corruption cases.

Buhari, who made the promise in his New Year message to Nigerians, noted that his tenure had recorded substantial gains in the fight against corruption.

According to him, the tenure is committed to continuing along the path of eradicating corruption, through collaboration with all the arms of government to effectively prosecute the fight.

The President said, “While we would be working with the legislature to enact laws that would strengthen this fight, we would also be looking at reviewing some of our laws which would ensure that this fight is more effective. On the part of the executive, we would ensure the diligent and timely prosecution of corruption cases, while appealing to the judiciary to ensure that corruption cases are dispensed with expeditiously.”

He also promised Nigerians that he would play his role as the nation’s leader without fear or favour. He said that was what he owed the country’s founding and future generation.

In promising to lead without fear and favour, the President asked Nigerians to also behave likewise.

He said, “As your elected President, my pledge to you is the same as it has always been; I will play my part fully and without fear or favour.

“I invite all of us to do the same. It is what we owe the founding generation of our beloved country and also to the coming generation. It is what we desire for national prosperity.”