Following an unpleasant hint of artificial obstruction aimed at slowing down the anti-corruption war of the present government, President Muhammadu Buhari has forewarned that the brains behind such acts would meet their crushing defeat soon.
He added that he was not intimidated in the fight against social vices in Nigeria, saying that no amount of campaign of hate would stop him.
The President said this while breaking the Ramadan fast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with some low members of the society, drawn from physically challenged persons, hair dressers, keke Napep operators, taxi drivers, butchers, traders, road transport workers, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Buhari support organization, among others.
Buhari stated that the depth of rot executed particularly by the administration of Former President Goodluck Jonathan, was alarming and has to be purged. He nevertheless, gave an assurance that a lot of resources were being deployed by the Federal Government to improve a number of critical infrastructure, including power, road and medical facilities. Mr. Buhari said:
“We are committed to tackling corruption in this country, but whoever tries to deter us from fighting corruption will suffer the consequences.”
He also expressed hopefulness and confidence about the success of massive food production in the country, especially in rice and wheat given the volume of rainfall this year.
“This year I think we are indeed lucky. I met most of the Northern Emirs recently and I asked them about the rainfall in their domain, some of them were even complaining that the rains were getting too much.
“That to me was an indication that we are going to have a bumper harvest towards the end of this year.
“I believe with this commitment we should not only feed ourselves in terms of rice and wheat and other food crops but we will be able to export to other countries and maybe attract foreign exchange too”.
The most captivating moment of the occasion was the serving of food to a physically challenged person by President Buhari.