- President Muhammadu Buhari says the ongoing anti-corruption war embarked by his administration is on course
- Buhari says his administration will continue to protect lives and properties as well as ensure the unity of the nation
- The president assures his supporters that the nation’s resources would be prudently managed to boost the economy
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that there would be no hiding place for the looters, noting that his anti-corruption drive is on course
Buhari has also promised the people of the Niger Delta that his administration will take the programmes on the development of the region more seriously in view of its strategic importance to the economy.
Buhari made the promise on Thursday, January 17, when speaking to his supporters at the Warri stadium in Delta state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president is currently touring the nation in continuation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign.
The president also said his administration would continue to protect lives and properties as well as ensure the unity of the nation.
Buhari, who had earlier visited the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli in his palace, told the crowd that his 2015 manifesto was still relevant to the needs of the country.
He assured that the nation’s resources would be prudently managed to boost the economy.
‘‘Since 1978 to 1979 when I was the Minister of Petroleum Resources, I have never lost interest in the Petroleum Industry because I know it is the nation’s asset.
‘‘I hope you will appreciate the favour you are doing for the rest of Nigerians.
‘‘I am trying to remind you to please reflect very seriously where we were in 2015 when we came and where we are today, and what we have been able to do with the resources available to us.
‘‘I assure you of this leadership interest in serving Nigeria and making the people to live together and work for our nation.
‘‘We have our youths here, most of them unemployed. We will turn to agriculture and industries,’’ he said.
Buhari said that the anti-corruption drive was on course, noting that there would be no hiding place for the looters.
"I expect you to please cooperate and vote APC at all levels,’’ he said.
Also speaking, the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, thanked President Buhari for the development of infrastructure in the South-south region.
He urged the President to investigate the $16 billion U.S. Dollar allegedly invested in the power sector by the previous administrations.
‘‘As a leader with integrity, you have kept your promises to the people of the South-south and indeed Nigerians.
‘‘Delta is the economic hub of Nigeria and you have done a lot of infrastructural projects including the ongoing dredging of the Escravos channel to open up the Warri ports,’’ he said.
Oshiomhole urged the people to vote for all the APC candidates in the general elections.
Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, has said that he is passionate about the restructuring of Nigeria.
Abubakar made the remarks during his presidential campaign on Tuesday, January 15, in Osogbo. He said he would start the process of restructuring in six months of his administration, if elected.
The PDP presidential candidate also said he would give 40 per cent appointment to youths and 30 percent to women in his government.
While urging the people of the state to vote for him and other PDP candidates, Abubakar also appealed to them to protect their votes.
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