President Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed to mete out thorough punishment on any government official who is found guilty of embezzling government fund, irrespective of their religion, ethnicity and political affiliation.
He said: “I honestly don’t know how people sleep when workers have not been paid. The workers have to pay rent, buy food, send their children to school and they have health care to take care of.
“I assure you that my main interest is all Nigerians in all parts of the country.
“Therefore, if anybody who tries to create any impression that I prefer any group across ethnicity or religion let him dare me by being caught red-handed stealing public funds. I will deal with him.’’
The president told the APC delegation that the federal executive council had been monitoring the plight of workers across the country and utilisation of the bailout and Paris Club funds by some states.
“I thank you for your courage to come and see me. This visit has resuscitated our morale,’’ he said.
The president stated that the government has done alot in encouraging more individuals and entrepreneurs to go into farming.
Buhari noted that the killings across the country, including in Benue, Zamfara and Taraba, were carried out by “ungodly’’ people who had no religious or ethnic inclination.
“We know about herders. The ones we knew carried sticks, and sometimes cutlasses to cut foliage for their cattle,” he said.
“We now have people who carry AK 47s and pretend they are herdsmen.
“We are working hard to secure our borders. We are going to see how the old cattle routes can be opened. We will control movement. Please beg our people to be patient.” he added.
The president stated that security agencies are making head way in uncovering the network of the killers and arresting them.
Source: Naija News