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My government has fought insecurity, corruption, unemployment, says Buhari in Sokoto
President Muhammadu Buhari today in Sokoto reiterated that his administration has successfully tackled corruption, insecurity, and generated employment contrary to the widespread perception that he has failed to fulfill his 2015 campaign promises.
The president made this declaration during the All Progressives Congress Presidential rally for his re-election on February 16.
According to NAN, Buhari said that his administration is successfully implementing the fight against corruption, providing security and implementing policies to diversify the economy.
“We have succeeded in fighting Boko Haram; our farming system tremendously improved; and corruption has generously been addressed,” Buhari said.
In Sokoto, Buhari pledged to continue his duty of protecting the integrity of Nigerians as well as pursue his three cardinal programs.
“I want to assure you that we will continue in this direction in order to ensure that we successfully protect the integrity of Nigerians and our country,” he said.
Buhari also made a courtesy visit to the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, at his palace where he said that his administration has reduced the local government areas controlled by Boko Haram group to none, which previously were 17.
He said his administration had tackled maladministration. “Leadership is a trust; with our knowledge, we will not allow anybody to cheat people or collaborate on any dishonest dealings.”
While Buhari has continued to harp on the success of his administration on tackling insecurity and corruption, Nigeria has sustained for the fourth consecutive year the third position in the global terrorism index. This made Nigeria to become the third among the countries worst hit by terrorism, globally, as a result of Boko Haram and herdsmen insurgencies.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in recent weeks, accused Buhari’s administration of corruption. He had cited that Buhari’s tenure was based on nepotism, which according to him, was a form of corruption. The elder statesman said the President was using anti-corruption agencies such as Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Economic Financial and Crimes Commission (EFCC) to hunt down his opponents.