Treasury looters now regretting their actions – Buhari



President Mohammadu Buhari has said that the people
who cornered the $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of
military hardware to fight insurgency into their private
pockets were not regretting their action.
He also reiterated his resolve to deal with corrupt
individuals, stressing that anyone found culpable would
have himself to blame. The president spoke while
receiving the Northern Christian Leaders Eagles Eyes
Forum at the State House, Abuja on Friday.
President Buhari thanked the Christian leaders for their
support to the Federal Government’s anti-corruption
campaign and other policies geared towards reviving the
economy.
“It is saddening that some of those who stole from our
national resources put the money in their personal
accounts.
“However, it is gratifying that those who stole money
and shared funds meant for the purchase of arms for
our military are regretting their actions and they will
regret more.
“Those caught in corruption will have themselves to
blame,’’ he said.
Appealing to the religious leaders not to lose hope in the
unity, stability and progress of the country, Buhari said
his administration would be transparent to Nigerians in
its resolute commitment to restore the economic
fortunes of the country and deliver prosperity to them.
He emphasized that the Federal Government would
continue to prioritize the safety of lives and property. He
added that the government would continue to equipped
Nigerian farmers with the right tools, technology and
techniques to boost agriculture.
He said: “You must tell your followers the truth about
the country. We have nothing to hide because we have
no other country but Nigeria.
“Tell them to give us a chance to stabilize the country.
Your concern for the security, unemployment, anti-
corruption campaign and the frequent altercations
between herdsmen and farmers are genuine concerns.
“I know the Ministry of Agriculture and the Governors
Forum are doing a lot to resolve the lingering crisis
between herdsmen and farmers, we must give them a
chance,’’ the President said.
In his remarks, leader of the Forum, Pastor Aminchi
Habu called on Nigerians to support the President’s
anti-corruption war and his vision to restore the lost
glory of Nigeria.
“In your administration, I see a new Nigeria where the
fear of bribery, corruption and extortion is the beginning
of wisdom.
“I see a new Nigeria, where tribalism, religion and
ethnicity is no longer a barrier that separates us but a
bond that unites us for a greater tomorrow,’’ he said.
Speaking to State House Correspondents, he
emphasized the need to go back to farm to help rebuild
the economy.

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