Buhari promises to secure Niger Delta, rebuild the North East

Buhari promises to secure Niger Delta, rebuild the North East

Monday, February 15, 2016 4:40 pm


President Muhammadu Buhari (m) meeting with the team of United States Institute of Peace (USIP), led by it’s President, Ms Nancy Lindborg, accompanied by Senior Advisor Economic Office, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Mr Johnnie Carson; Programm Officer, Africa, Center for Middle East and Africa, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Ms Oge Onubogu, Special Assistant to the President Executive Office, Mr Nick Rogacki left and Ministers during an audience with USIP at the State House in Abuja. Photo: Sunday Aghaeze/State House

President Muhammadu Buhari (m) meeting with the team of United States Institute of Peace (USIP), led by it’s President, Ms Nancy Lindborg, accompanied by Senior Advisor Economic Office, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Mr Johnnie Carson; Programm Officer, Africa, Center for Middle East and Africa, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Ms Oge Onubogu, Special Assistant to the President Executive Office, Mr Nick Rogacki left and Ministers during an audience with USIP at the State House in Abuja. Photo: Sunday Aghaeze/State House

President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abuja that the Federal Government has begun mobilizing the military and task forces to stop the sabotage of oil facilities and kidnapping of citizens for ransom in the coastal areas of the country.

Speaking at a meeting with a delegation from the United States Institute of Peace, President Buhari also said that his administration is giving the highest priority to the resettlement of displaced persons and rehabilitation of infrastructure in the Northeast.

L-R: President Buhari and Senior Advisor Economic Office, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Mr Johnnie Carson exchange greetings during an audience with USIP at the State House in Abuja. Photo: Sunday aghaeze/state house.

L-R: President Buhari and Senior Advisor Economic Office, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Mr Johnnie Carson exchange greetings during an audience with USIP at the State House in Abuja. Photo: Sunday aghaeze/state house.

The President, according to Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & Publicity), assured the delegation that his administration’s ongoing war against corruption will be fought within the ambit of the law and that mechanisms have been put in place to ensure respect for human rights in the fight against terrorism. “We attach great importance to human rights. If there are breaches, they will be investigated and dealt with,” he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari (r) meeting with the team of United States Institute of Peace, led by Ms Nancy Lindborg, Senior Advisor Economic Office, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Mr Johnnie Carson; Programm Officer, Africa Center for Middle East and Africa, USIP; Ms Oge Onubogu, Special Assistant to the President Executive Office; Mr Nick Rogacki during an audience with USIP at the State House in Abuja. Photo; Sunday Aghaeze/State House.

President Muhammadu Buhari (r) meeting with the team of United States Institute of Peace, led by Ms Nancy Lindborg, Senior Advisor Economic Office, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Mr Johnnie Carson; Programm Officer, Africa Center for Middle East and Africa, USIP; Ms Oge Onubogu, Special Assistant to the President Executive Office; Mr Nick Rogacki during an audience with USIP at the State House in Abuja. Photo; Sunday Aghaeze/State House.

President Buhari welcomed the growing international support, especially from the United States and Europe, for Nigeria’s efforts to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

The President also expressed happiness with the support of Nigerians for the cardinal programmes of his government, the security of the country, the war against corruption and revival of the economy, which, he said, will continue to be vigorously pursued.

Ms. Nancy Lindborg, who led the Institute’s delegation, applauded the progress being made by the Buhari Administration in ensuring greater security in Nigeria.

She promised the continued assistance of the Institute for the reconstruction and development work going on in the country.

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  • NIGERIAS_COLONIAL_MASTER says:

    YET, he has not rebuilt the south east he destroyed 50 years ago.

  • Akpo Warri says:

    A State that has given much to Nigeria; expectations should be on more than security, which can seem insensitive, it should also be on investing in development. The aim should be on making it one of the most affluent and developed states in the Nation however counter intuitive this may seem at first.

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