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Sack corrupt officials if you must succeed, David West tells Buhari

*Buhari is clean, I can vouch for him

Professor Tam David West the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, has blamed the perceived failure of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on the presence of the corrupt individuals around him and in government.

David West on the marble for Buhari

The Professor of Virology said that if President Muhammadu Buhari must succeed, all corrupt officials in the government must be kicked out.

West, who spoke weekend during the 5th combined convocation ceremony of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, said: “When I was the Minister of Petroleum, I had only three refineries and I was exporting petrol. The country was moving on well. President Buhari needs to clean up his house.

”I was not a science student during my secondary school days but had to study biology, chemistry and physics as a private student, where I went on to study sciences at the university.”

While urging the graduating students to be law abiding, he also admonished the students to see themselves as examples for others to follow and to ensure morality and integrity rule their lives. He congratulated the management of the University for finding him worthy of the award given to him.

“The president is my friend and I always tell him the people around him are corrupt. Buhari is clean,” he said.

“I have worked with him and I can enter fire because of him; but a lot of people around him are very corrupt and until he kicks them out of his government, the country cannot move forward. Nigeria is a great country

“There are a lot of people using government positions to influence things for themselves. When I was minister of petroleum, I had only three refineries and I was exporting petrol and the country was moving on well. President Buhari needs to clean up his house.”

“I did not influence any contract to my favour or steal money when I was in government. People even made fun of me, that I was taking only tea.”

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