Friday, 2 December 2016

I will Continue to arrest Corrupt Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to continue to arrest and prosecute corrupt Nigerians to sal­vage the economy.
Buhari spoke at the State House, Abuja, when he received the Letter of Credence of the new United States (US) Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. William Stuart Symington.
The President said the security situation in the North East had improved significantly following support in training of the military and supply of hardware after the G-7 meeting in Germany in 2015.
“When I was invited to the G-7 meeting after my inauguration on May 29, 2015, I thought I was going to be an observer at the meeting. But, without prompting, I was asked to brief the leaders on the security situation in Nigeria, and I did.
“Since then, we have received support in training and military hardware, and I hope we have not disappointed”, he recalled.
The President noted that the target of reversing the “culture of corruption” in the country had received support from Nigerians, with many realising the depth of damage done by some previous administrations from the ongoing investigations and prosecutions.
Buhari told the ambassador that his administration was still determined to continue investigations and pros­ecution of corrupt persons in the country as “Nigeria will either kill corruption or corruption will kill Nigeria in the long run.”
In his remarks, Symington said that his country’s interest in the wellbeing of Nigeria was of mutual benefit, adding that “we do it not only for Nigeria, but for ourselves. We did it because it was right for us and right for our people.”
President Buhari also received a Letter of Credence from the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mr. Moha Ouali Tagma.

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