20 February 2018

Nigeria: Buhari Promises to Sell All Recovered Assets

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Abuja — President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Daura, his hometown, said all recovered mismanaged and misappropriated national assets would be sold off and proceeds paid into the treasury for the benefit of the country.

Buhari, according to a statement by his media assistant, Malam Garba Shehu, gave the assurance when he received representatives of social groups in Daura Emirate.

Buhari, the statement added, promised that his administration would continue to pursue a robust, effective and legitimate anti-corruption campaign that safeguards the treasury and commonwealth of all Nigerians.

According to the statement, the president said he would not allow a repeat of what happened in the 1980s when buildings and other ill-secured property seized by his military administration were returned to corrupt officials after he was ousted as head of state.

It also said the president told the groups that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government would consolidate on its gains and achievements in the development of infrastructure across the country.

"For most ordinary Nigerians, if you give them good roads, railway and stable electric power they will be happy to carry on with their lives.

"We are doing so much for our country and we will continue to do more out of the fear of God," the president reportedly said.

On agriculture development, Shehu said the president promised that the federal government would sustain the provision of funds, improved seedlings and fertilizer to farmers to ensure that the sector remains the largest employer of labour to Nigerians.

On key priorities of his administration, he said the president maintained that the records of achievements on security, war against corruption and the revival of the economy, have remained very impressive.

The statement further said the president expressed delight that more young people are venturing into agribusiness while security, especially in the North-east, had remarkably changed from what he met in 2015.

It also said Alhaji Mohammed Saleh, the delegation's spokesman, commended Buhari for implementing policies and programmes that have created gainful employment to thousands of young Nigerians under the Social Investment Programme.

The statement added: "Saleh said improved electricity supply in their communities and growing foreign reserves are clear indications of good management of the economy under the present administration.

"The delegations also congratulated the President on his appointment as the continental Champion against corruption by the African Union, noting that it underscored the global appreciation of the good work he is doing in fighting corruption.They also commiserated with the President on the recent loss of his close family members.

"The groups represented at the meeting were the Daura Emirate Coalition of Associations; the Amalgamation of Daura Emirate Political Associations; the Buhari Group; the Daura Emirate Development Forum; Women in Politics in Daura Emirate and the Daura Emirate Consultative Forum."

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