Irked by the resurgence of oil theft and insecurity in the Niger Delta, President Muhammadu Buhari, while speaking on Tuesday, in Abu Dhabi, declared that the Nigerian Armed Forces had already dealt “deadly blows” on Boko Haram, adding that oil thieves and vandals will receive the next blows.
"The oil thieves and abductors are a less problematic target. We will re-organise and deal with them."
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, quoted the President as assuring that his administration’s war against corruption will get more daring.
The President pledged that more persons who have abused the public trust will be exposed and brought to justice soon, adding that he is committed to re-establishing former standards of accountability and probity in the management of public funds which were jettisoned under past administrations.
“In the face of our new economic reality of dwindling oil prices, there are a number of things we can really do without to preserve our economy. We must develop the capacity to feed ourselves and we should be spending our resources on real development projects, not luxuries,” Mr President said.