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Sallah: Buhari says he wants security, prosperity for Nigerians – worries about banditry, terror in Northwest, Central

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday felicitated with Nigerians especially Muslims as they celebrate Eid-Kabir, describing the developments in the North-West and North-Central as very disturbing.

 

 

“I wish Nigerians the best of luck. In the Eid-Kabir sermon, the Imam has said it all; we want security, prosperity and well-being of all Nigerians. We want Nigerians to be very conscious of their country,’’ Buhari told reporters after performing the Eid prayers with his family and aides at the State House, Abuja, on Friday.

 

Recalling the state of the nation pre-2015, the President said: “What we inherited when we came in 2015 was Boko Haram in the North-East and the militants and the South-South. Nigerians know that we have done our best.

 

“What is coming up in the North West and North Central is very, very disturbing indeed but I believe the military, the police and other law enforcement agencies from the report am getting, I think they could do much better.’’

 

While restating his expectation of the military and other security agencies, Buhari said:“They could do much better but we are keeping them on the alert all the time to do their duties.’’

 

On the recent revelations from the EFCC and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the president expressed disappointment with the abuse of office by people appointed to run the organizations.

 

“There has been abuse of trust by people trusted by the previous administration and this administration. A number of assets have been recovered and some money.

 

“But we have introduced Treasury Single Account (TSA) where all the monies are taken and I said asset should be sold and the money be put through TSA so that it can be identified at any level and I will see who will come after us and take it back again to those who misappropriated public funds.’’

 

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