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Thursday, February 4, 2016

President Buhari's Achievements So Far – Presidency

The Presidency has risen in defence of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he has achieved a lot in the area of fighting corruption in the seven months of his administration.
“We are working with our allies across the world from Britain and America to France and Germany to China and the UAE to source, locate and repatriate misappropriated funds. 
“So far, an escrow account has been opened for money that is being returned. This is only the start. The return of stolen funds is important, but it is just as critical to ensure that those who seek to steal realise that no longer will there be such impunity in Nigeria.”

Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement.

Shehu was reacting to a recent report by the Centre for Democracy and Development which claimed that Buhari had only achieved one of his electoral promises, representing 0.5 per cent of the promises.

He said it was mischievous to attribute to the President promises he did not make during the campaigns.

While advising leaders of the CDD to rise above what he called partisanship and stop misleading Nigerians, Shehu said any unbiased person would recognise Buhari's achievement so far.

According to him, no sincere Nigerian will fail to recognise the courage of the President to tackle corruption in a country where impunity was once celebrated, and stealing was not corruption.

He said as a result of Buhari's efforts, the Nigeria Customs Service had quadrupled its revenue base within seven months, a feat the service could not achieve for several years.

“Doesn’t the President deserve credit for this and other efforts to confront the monster of corruption?”

Shehu added, “He (Buhari) is making good strides towards improving governance by tackling corruption. Till date, a good number of persons believed to have collectively stolen billions from taxpayers have been arrested and are facing the courts."

He said Buhari’s war against corruption and terrorism had become a template for other Africa leaders.

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