Buhari says fighting corruption in Nigeria difficult

Buhari says fighting corruption in Nigeria difficult
President Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi during the APC Presidential campaign in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday. PHOTO CREDIT: Pulse

President Muhammadu Buhari said in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday that in spite of the difficulty his administration was facing in the fight against corruption, it would not be discouraged.

“We are fighting corruption but it has not been easy.

“But we told the security agencies to keep tab on those on our watch list and ensure that no stone is left unturned to ensuring that those who have cases to answer do not escape justice,’’ Buhari said.

The president who was with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and other senior party members, told the mammoth crowd at the Ekiti Pavilion that he would not be discouraged to rid the country of graft as he promised in 2015.

He said that in addition to the fight against corruption, his administration had made efforts in the last three and a half years to revamp the economy and rebuild social infrastructure, such as roads, rail services and power generation.

Buhari said he was conscious of the promises he made four years ago, particularly the ones that had to do with corruption, insecurity and economic diversification.

“As part of our promises, we are building roads, rail lines, fighting corruption. We introduced Treasury Single Account and increased power supply, so Nigerians can have their own businesses.

“I want to be grateful to Ekiti voters because the two times I came here, I achieved successes. I came here in 2014 and I also came here to campaign for Fayemi, he won the governorship election, so I thank you”, he said.

The president said the efforts in infrastructure repair had started yielding positive results and urged the people to vote for All Progressives Congress (APC) to fully deliver on its promises.

In his address, Osinbajo said it was sad that Nigeria earned $383 billion from crude oil sales between 2010 and 2014 under the leadership of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan but failed to use it wisely.

“That was when we had the highest (earning) but nothing was done with it.

“If that money had been utilised judiciously, all the roads, rail lines and employment we are creating would have long been in place for Nigerians.

” Buhari built three refineries as Minister of Petroleum under military era. No government has ever added one, not even during the 16 years of PDP.

“Don’t let them deceive you, vote for a president you can trust, that is President Buhari,” Osinbajo said.