President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 reiterated his belief in the integrity of his 36 ministers.
Speaking during his inaugural presidential media chat, President Buhari said he would claim responsibility for the actions of the ministers.
He said: “I don’t think I tolerate corruption, I don’t think I picked anybody that I know will embarrass my government. But if you have any evidence about any of my ministers, I accept responsibility for the 36 ministers that I have.
“I don’t think I took anybody among the ministers who has got a case in court. Tell me one out of the 36. I don’t think I will deliberately make that mistake.”
Asked if he would sack any of the ministers if he or she is charged to court for corruption, he said:
“No, I will insist that the case go through the courts.”