Buhari explained that the measure was to rid Nigeria of injustice and corruption.
“Any person who cheated or looted the nation will be brought to justice, irrespective of status of the person in society,” he said.
He spoke while hosting South-West Imams and Islamic scholars on Sunday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and was contained in a statement signed and sent to DAILY POST by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
Speaking, Buhari urged religious leaders in the country to spread the message among their followers of his government’s total determination to promote social justice across the entire society.
Buhari said the nation’s diverse religions and cultures teach justice by all and for all, adding that “unless there is justice for everyone, the country cannot progress.”
The leader of the delegation, Sheik Abdulrasheed Hadiyatullah described politics as the proper administration of public affairs and rebuilding what was destroyed.
He commended President Buhari for doing just that, and assured him of support in reforming the country.
“We have never seen a purposeful government as this one. We have great respect for you. We will continue to support your war against corruption and the programmes aimed at making life better for the generality of Nigerians,” Sheik Hadiyatullah declared.
Omotola exchanges words with Bashir Ahmaad over Buhari’s govt
Bashir Ahmaad had stated this in response to Omotola’s description of Nigeria as ‘hellish’ under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.
DAILY POST recalls that Omotola made the remark on her Twitter page on Monday while calling out Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over the state of the nation, coupled with killings across Nigeria.
In response, President Buhari’s personal assistant on new media, Ahmaad, in a tweet, stated that those who were making money legitimately have no complaint about the current state of Nigeria.
However, Omotola, while reacting to Ahmaad’s statement on Tuesday morning, tweeted: “As long as you’re not insinuating that I am not working CLEAN for my money… I hear you.
“It is good that there are some progress, do you truly want to say you don’t see all that’s really wrong? Can we fight for our future in truth for once? Without being partisan?”
Responding again, Ahmaad admitted that there are problems but added that they have been in existence since 1950.
He wrote: “There are problems, and some have been with us since 1950s. Yes, I am partisan and I replied to you because you mentioned Buhari and Prof Osinbajo govt which I am working in.
“We as Nigerians, can you honestly say we are all acting like we have problems? Do we really pay taxes?”
Buhari reacts to Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu’s electoral victory
His message was contained in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman.
Buhari extended best wishes to the people of the State of Israel in the aftermath of successful conclusion of the poll, “and wishes them peace, progress and stability going forward”.
The statement added that the Nigerian leader looks forward to continue working with the Israeli Prime Minister to strengthen existing cordial and mutually-beneficial relations between the two countries.
“President Buhari wishes Prime Minister Netanyahu a successful new term in office and prays that his record fifth term will bring enduring peace and security to the Middle East,” it added.
Buhari returns to Nigeria – Daily Post Nigeria
While in N’Djamena on Saturday, the Chadian capital, President Buhari raised the alarm over the influx of small arms into Nigeria, saying such weapons “are flowing into the hands of militia forces, bandits and insurgents who are becoming a threat to human rights and internal security.’’
He, therefore, stressed the need for wider cooperation among countries of Sahel and Saharan regions to counter the infiltration of these small arms to Nigeria.
According to him, his administration had worked closely with immediate neighbours in the last few years to stem the widespread availability of small arms and light weapons making their way into Nigeria.
He, however, noted that the “very disturbing recent developments” had impelled the administration to seek support from a wider circle of countries if the illegal inflows are to be curtailed.
The President, alongside his host and current Chairperson of CEN-SAD, Idriss Deby and their counterparts from Niger and Togo, with high-level representations from other member-countries, deliberated on the problems of irregular migration.
The leaders also deliberated on the menace of trafficking in persons, especially of women and children among other security issues.
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