President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration will be ruthless in dealing decisively with all those who abused public funds.
Speaking in an interactive meeting with members of the Nigerian community, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday, the president said that Nigerians would soon see how some of the elite who conspired to ruin the country are disgraced.
Buhari, who was on a two-day visit to the central African country to discuss security issues in the Niger Delta and Gulf of Guinea, assured Nigerians that the APC administration’s war against corruption would remain “fearless, relentless and merciless”.
“We will be merciless and relentless in pursuing all those who abused public trust. Nigerians will see how some of the elite conspired to run the nation down,” he said.
In condemning the recent violence in Rivers State, the president described the killings as primitive, barbaric and unacceptable.
“We will deal decisively with all sponsors of violence. I have given the security services clear directives in this regard.
“We will show that violence in any form will no longer be tolerated before, during or after elections.”
Buhari also urged Nigerians in diaspora to take part in the 2019 general elections, as his administration in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is looking into the possibility of Nigerians abroad participating.
“I want all Nigerians to know that I respect them and their right to choose their leaders,” the president added.