President Muhammadu Buhari said in Bauchi on Thursday that his resolve to ensure the recovery of looted resources was unshakable, saying his administration would also ensure the judicious utilization of the funds.
Addressing a mammoth crowd at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium,
the president, who is on official visit to the state, said the recovered
funds would be used to develop
the Education, Health, Agriculture and Security sectors,
“Any person that loots government’s fund will be made to return it to
the treasury for utilization on the education, health and security sectors,
among others, “he said.
The president further said that the present administration had improved
agricultural sector through provision of Agricultural loans
for Nigerian farmers.
“The present administration has reduced the price of fertilizer and provided
agricultural loans through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),
which improved farm yields in the recent past,”
He said that as a former military Governor of the North Eastern State
that comprised the entire North-East sub-region about 42 years ago,
he was conversant with the challenges of the area.
He stated that some years ago, he was a military leader,
but that now, he was a democratically elected civilian president and
therefore called on the people to be patient
with the difference in the approach to governance.
He then thanked the people of the state for their continuous support.
Earlier in his remarks, Gov Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi said that the
state government was committed to boosting agricultural activities
and reducing unemployment
among the teeming youth in the state.
The president later flagged-off the distribution of farm inputs and
implements to farmers in the state.
The items included tractors, ox ploughs, herbicides, seeds pesticides,
and incubators, among others. He had also earlier inaugurated
some rehabilitated roads in the state. (NAN)