…President Blames Corruption Allegations in EFCC/NDDC on Abuse Of Trust
President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that his administration had done its best in tackling insecurity in the country since 2015, especially insurgency in the North-East.
He stated that Nigerians, doing a comparison between 2015 and today, would also agree that the country was better secured now than five years ago.
Buhari, who spoke in Abuja after he attended the Eid El-Kabir prayers at the Presidential Villa, however, admitted that the military could still do better in combating emerging issues like kidnapping and banditry in the North-West and North-Central.
He recalled that in 2015, he inherited a country with serious insurgency challenges in the North-East and militancy in the South-South, insisting that things were better today.
But, he added that the administration remain focused on combating insecurity .
Buhari stated, “I want Nigerians to be very conscious of their country and what we inherited when we came in 2015 was Boko Haram – North East and the militants, 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 I am getting, I think they could do much better.
“They could do much better but we are keeping them on the alert all the time to do their duties.
On the ongoing corruption allegations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Niger Delta Development Commission, the President blamed the revelations on abuse of trust by people in both his administration and previous governments.
He explained, “There has been abuse of trust by people trusted by previous administration and this administration. A number of assets have been recovered and some money.
“But, we have introduced Treasury Single Account, where all the monies are taken into, and I said assets 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.
Asked his Sallah message to Nigerians, Buhari replied, “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.”