I Will Not Allow Anyone Plunder Our Resources, Buhari Insists
Nigeria's resources are meant to uplift the quality of life of the citizens and not to be diverted to private pockets by selfish individuals or groups, and President Muhammadu Buhari says he will stand by those words.
It is 10 days to the end of the Ramadan fast and President Buhari has been ending each day's fast with different groups and individuals in Nigeria.
It was the turn of traditional rulers and religious leaders on Tuesday and they all gathered at the Presidential Villa.
Addressing them, President Buhari said he would never betray the trust reposed in him by Nigerians no matter the challenges on ground.
He won the 2015 election on the mantra of fight against corruption and he still insists that there shall be no corruption under his nose.
Even though oppositions and even the National Assembly have insisted that the fight against corruption is one sided, the President insisted that he would never allow political office holders or public servants entrusted with the nation’s resources to abuse such trust by way of stealing or mismanagement of the resources.
“This country is endowed by God with material and human resources. We are going to work very hard to explore it.
“We are holding public trust and knowingly we will not abuse it and we will not allow anybody to abuse it,’’ he said.
He asked the traditional and religious leaders to continue to educate and enlighten their followers on the importance of keeping public trust, saying that his administration would continue to promote the virtues of honesty, trust and accountability for the general good of the society.
While thanking the traditional and religious
leaders for their support and understanding, the President urged them not to
relent in promoting the virtues of peaceful co-existence and brotherliness
among the citizens across Nigeria.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) and Ambassadir Shehu Galadanchi, who spoke on behalf of traditional rulers and the religious leaders respectively, thanked President Buhari for inviting them for the “Iftar’’.
They also lauded his administration’s socio-economic policies and programmes aimed at transforming the nation’s economy and subsequently enhancing the standard of living of the people.