- Femi Adesina says only thieves have reasons to worry about President Muhammadu Buhari’s comments
- The presidential aide said the presidency is not worried about the criticisms because it is typical for people to find faults with anything
- Buhari who recently returned from his 10-day vacation made the vow to jail more persons who were responsible for Nigeria’s economic problems
Femi Adesina, senior special assistant on media and publicity to President Buhari, says only thieves or potential thieves have a reason to worry about the president's comments on jailing more thieves.
The presidential aid disclosed this when he made an appearance on Channels TV. He said this in reaction to the criticism that followed the President’s comments.
“Some people will criticize anything. They will find faults about anything.
“If they don’t have something to fault, they will begin to fault themselves. Therefore, it doesn’t worry us when we hear people like that because even if they mistakenly get to heaven, they will find fault with God.
“It is typical of some human beings and we have plenty of them in the country. But we are also grateful that we have many more, millions and millions who know what is going on and who appreciate the president.
“Talking of jailing thieves, its only thieves and potential thieves that need worry about that statement.
“If you are a thief, yes you have every cause to worry. If you are a potential thief, you have every cause to worry – because there was a time stealing was not corruption, but stealing is corruption today and if you are caught in corruption, you’ll answer. Therefore, you have every cause to worry,” Adesina stated.
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NAIJ.com had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, August 18, reportedly restated his commitment to work harder to ensure that all who looted the nation’s treasury are jailed.
Buhari stated this while answering questions from journalists after disembarking from the presidential jet at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
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