Buhari on why he has been a “baba-go-slow”

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his corruption fight, appears to be slow because he wants to ensure people are proven guilty before they are thrown into jail.

He said this on Tuesday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, UAE while addressing a town hall meeting with members of the Nigerian Community in the UAE.

He further that the “next level” in Nigeria, will see to it that the three-point agenda of fixing the economy, fighting insecurity and corruption are actualised.

According to the president Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said all money gotten from agriculture will be invested in infrastructure.

“The Next Level is to consolidate whatever we have done till 2023 and it makes common sense that in order to manage any outfit, whether a nation, state or organisation, you have to secure it.

‘‘We all know how many local governments Boko Haram were occupying. People from the North-east know that they are not holding any local government today. They were holding 17 out of the 774 local governments before we came in 2015; they are not holding any now.”

On Agriculture, he said: “What we did was to encourage agriculture, and fertiliser was made available at half the price.

“We encouraged people to go back to land. The response was excellent. We have virtually achieved food security; we have stopped the importation of rice.

“The money we have saved in foreign exchange is in hundreds of millions of dollars, not even in naira. We are putting that into infrastructure.’’

On Anti-corruption, he said: “Whoever calls me Baba-go-slow, I’m very conscious of historical antecedents. You know what happened to me the last time… people [now] have to be proven guilty before they are locked up.

On the outcome of his campaigns before the February 23rd presidential election, he said: “I was very impressed by the turn out of every state to see and hear me. The crowd is more than what you can buy or force to come. Nigerians voluntarily came out.”

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