- President Buhari has handed over those who looted Nigeria's treasury to God
- He begged Nigerians to be patient with his administration
- The president also promised that things will be better soon
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to be patient with his administration, promising that things will soon get better.
The Nation reports that the president made this remark on Wednesday, December 6, during his two-day visit to Kano.
The president who met with the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, said God would judge those who looted the country’s treasury.
He said: “From 1999 to 2014, the wealth of this country was lavishly squandered by those in the position of authority. Those who have looted the treasury will best be judged by God.”
“As a politician, I really tasted the pains of seeking elective office.
“Since I joined politics in 2003, I contested for president three times but I could not get it right until the fourth attempt in 2015. I was in court for 30 months, challenging the 2007 election and in 2011, I also spent 16 months in court.
“When I was the military head of state, I arrested many people and jailed them for alleged corruption and in the end, I also ended in jail.
“It is not easy for us to surmount all the obstacles against us; but knowing that the road to a promised land appeared rough, but all I want from Nigerians is to be patient that there will be light at the end of the tunnel."
Emir Sanusi in his remark welcomed President Buhari to Kano saying the state has always supported him.
He said: “We are welcoming the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to Kano, even though as he spoke earlier that the Palace is his home and Kano is his hometown because of the number of votes he got from Kano during the last election.
“At all times he contested for the presidency, the people of Kano always voted for him massively. When it was perceived that he was defeated at those contests, Kano people still stood by him and voted for him, even though in Kano, they he that won and he won. The people of Kano are promising people. We are praying for you.
“May God give you good health; may the God almighty see you through. All Nigerians have seen the rapid development that is being witnessed in your administration, especially on security and particularly on the fight against corruption. We also witness your tremendous effort in reviving agriculture, education and power with the recession the world is witnessing. We shall continue to pray, we shall continue to give our own advice.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Buhari said that no one can change the mind of Nigerians on the campaign promises he made.
President Buhari reaffirmed that prison reforms and decongestion will be pursued with greater vigor by his administration.
Ex-prisoner turns advocate for release of former inmates - on NAIJ.com TV