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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday had described corruption as the worst of all other challenges Nigeria is facing. This was revealed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina

the President made the comment while receiving the visit of the two recipients of the 2016 Nigerian National Order of Merit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Mr President said “Nobody disputed the fact that insecurity, poor economy and corruption were the major problems of Nigeria, and we campaigned on those three planks.

“As a government, we believe you cannot administer a country you have not secured, so we focused on security.

‘‘The economy is also down, therefore, we are not sparing any effort to revive and diversify it, so that our people, particularly the youths, can get jobs.

‘‘There was no money in the treasury. We were producing less than one million barrels of oil per day, from the 2.2 million barrels we used to do. The country was in a terrible shape, but luckily, the people understand, and are cooperating with us,” he said.