President Muhammadu Buhari says fighting corruption takes longer time, especially with the need to adhere to the rule of law. He stated this today when he received members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), led by its President, Dr Samson Ayokunle, at the State House in Abuja.
The President disclosed that some cases initiated by the anti-graft bodies since 2003 are yet to be concluded, but that the government will not be discouraged. He stated that where monies have been recovered, such monies will not find their way back to the looters as he has directed the EFCC to account for every money it has recovered and put them in a dedicated account.
President Buhari said his vision and objectives for Nigeria are very clear and that he is already on course to achieve them. Responding to the request of CAN for an overhaul of the intelligence gathering system, the President said the burden of intelligence gathering involves everyone.
President Buhari, who decried that the bandits operating in various communities live among the people, urged the leaders of thought in various communities to avail security agencies with information about the criminals.
He told the Christian leaders that he had assurances from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the 2019 general elections will be free and fair. President Buhari also informed the CAN delegation that the Federal Government was working towards finding a lasting solution to the clashes between farmers and herders in the country.