President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Daura, his hometown, said all mismanaged and misappropriated national assets recovered would be sold off and proceeds paid to the treasury for the benefit of the country.
Buhari, who gave the assurance when he received representatives of social groups in Daura Emirate, said his administration would continue to pursue a robust, effective and legitimate anti-corruption campaign that safeguards the treasury and commonwealth of all Nigerians.
The President said he would not allow a repeat of what happened in the 1980s when buildings and other ill-gotten property seized by his military administration were returned to corrupt officials following his ouster as head of state.The president told the groups that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government would consolidate on the gains and monumental 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 said.
On agricultural development, 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.According to the president, the records of achievements on security, war against corruption and the revival of the economy have remained very impressive.
He expressed delight that more young people are venturing into agribusiness while security, especially in the northeast, had remarkably changed from what he met in 2015.Spokesman of the delegations, Alhaji Mohammed Saleh, commended President Buhari for implementing policies and programmes that have created gainful employment to thousands of young Nigerians under the Social Investment Programme.
Saleh said improved electricity supply in their communities and growing foreign reserves were clear indications of good management of the economy under the present administration.