Buhari Says Patriotic Nigerians Have Nothing to Fear in War Against Corruption


Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that patriotic Nigerians have nothing to fear in the fight against corruption, saying that his administration will ensure justice and fairness to all.

Speaking to journalists on Monday in Daura after attending Eid prayers to celebrate Eid El Kabir, the president said those who abused public trust would face justice, in addition to returning their stolen assets to the nation’s coffers.

The president thanked Nigerians for supporting the 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.

‘‘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.

‘‘For the youths, graduates and non-graduates who are interested in agriculture, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the CBN are doing something to provide employment for them,’’ the president said.