Anti corruption war will be fair – President Buhari

Ben Adam Shemang

President Muhammadu Buhari says patriotic Nigerians have nothing to fear in the fight against corruption as his administration will ensure justice and fairness to all.

Speaking to journalists in Daura, Katsina State in north west of Nigeria after attending Eid prayers to celebrate Eid El Kabir, President Buhari said those who abuse public trust will face justice, in addition to returning their stolen assets to the nation’s coffers.

The President thanked Nigerians for supporting Federal Government policies, programmes and actions aimed at improving security, revamping the economy and combating the fight against corruption.

‘‘We should thank God this year, the reports I’m getting, which is very pleasing, is that we will have a bumper harvest this year. I want Nigerians to realise that what this government inherited after 16 years of the PDP government was no savings, no infrastructure, no power, no rail, no road and no security.”

President Buhari gave a pat on the back to the country’s military for ensuring security while also calling on Nigerians to support the fight against insurgency in the country

‘‘Nigerians can see what we have done on boko haram and what we are doing to resolve the problem in the Niger Delta before the elections, we identified three major problems confronting our country. The first is security; we need to sufficiently secure our country to manage it well. The second is economy, especially job for the youths and fighting corruption which is continuous.”

In terms of employment for the youths, graduates and non-graduates, he said those of them who are interested in agriculture, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the CBN are doing something to provide employment for them.

President Buhari is observing this year’s Eid holiday in his native home Daura, Katsina State and will return to Abuja after the two-day public holiday.