President Muhammadu Buhari has once again given the militant groups in the Niger Delta region, olive branch to embrace dialogue or face the music.
The President said this yesterday when he hosted the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry in State House, Abuja.
|President Muhammadu Buhari|
He said, though Niger Delta militancy has impacted negatively on the economy and affected the positive intentions of international and local investors, that his government will not use real force, “except when constrained to do so.”
Recall that the President had in the past said the militants would be treated like Boko Haram.
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He also pledged that the anti-corruption war will be deepened and institutionalised to last beyond the life of his administration.
He said: “We will insist on the standards we’re establishing. We are laying down administrative and financial instructions in the public service that must be obeyed. Any breach will no longer be acceptable.
“We will retrain our staff, so that they understand the new orientation. And those who run foul of these rules will be prosecuted, no matter who is involved. But we will be fair, just and act according to the rule of law.
Anyone perceived corrupt is innocent till we can prove it. We will work very hard to establish documentation for successful prosecution, and those in positions of trust will sit up,” he said.
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