Governor Bello Joins Nigerians To Welcome President Buhari

Niger State, Abubakar Bello,The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello said the successful return of President Muhammadu Buhari from medical vacation has shocked mischief makers and death wishers.

The Governor expressed gratitude to God Almighty for answering the collective prayers of all Nigerians by returning the President back home in good health.

Bello said that the President’s return on Friday has laid to rest various concern and speculations surrounding his health condition, assuring that he would continue to lead the country.

While commending religious bodies and political organizations for their prayers, outpouring love and solidarity during the President’s medical trip to London, Governor Bello urged all Nigerians to always be positive and pray for their leaders.

“Positive thoughts and prayers are a fundamental instrument necessary to overcome challenges facing the nation, I am particularly excited at the level of solidarity shown to the President by Nigerians” the governor said.

He prayed that Allah will continue to grant Mr. President sound health, greater strength, wisdom and courage to continue with the good governance of this country.

Buhari Departs London, Speaks To Nigerian Press

BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari is on his way back to Nigeria after the anti-corruption summit that took him to the United Kingdom.

While in London the President spoke to journalists on his assessment of the fight against corruption, insecurity and how he uncovered the padding of the 2016 budget.

He said that if he had not uncovered the padding of the budget, corruption would have crept into that 2016 budget, blaming it on technocrats.

But many critics say the anticorruption fight is lopsided, while others wonder when the President would begin to publish names of the alleged corrupt officials and how much he has recovered so far.

The President said that he would be making a comprehensive broadcast of what has been recovered and from which individuals on May 29.

The President explained that he was taking his time because he wants to make sure that those indicted are successfully prosecuted.

President Buhari also spoke on security issues; the fight against Boko Haram, the havoc by herdsmen, kidnapping and the resurgence of militancy and what will happen to those blowing up gas pipelines in the Niger Delta.

President Buhari’s statements are coming at a time many Nigerians are in doubt about the change mantra that his administration came in with, but he says Nigerians should have confidence in his ability to secure and manage the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday morning held a closed-door meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, in the UK, Justin Welby, before leaving for Abuja.

This was after world leaders had agreed that there is need to eradicate corruption among nations at the high profile anti-corruption summit in London.

At the opening session of the summit, British Prime Minister, David Cameron, promised to set up a public register to show owners of properties in Britain, in an effort to stop stolen funds from being laundered through London’s property market.

Buhari Blames International Community For Ignoring Fight Against Corruption

Muhammadu-Buhari-London-Anti-Corruption-SummitNigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has blamed the international community for ignoring the fight against corruption for too long and has emphasised the need to step up action to tackle corruption, describing it as evil.

The Nigerian President said this at the opening plenary session of the anti corruption summit holding in London.

Speaking on why he made the summit a priority, Prime Minister, David Cameron of United Kingdom says he is embittered by a situation where countries which have rich natural resources cannot use it for the benefit of the people.

The British Prime Minister said that he would come up with a register that will expose who owns what in the United Kingdom so that corrupt people can be investigated.

He called on countries to get committed to transparent procurement process and code of conduct, adding that an international anti corruption center will be set up in London for asset recovery legislation by participating countries.

Also contributing, the United States Secretary of States, Mr John Kerry, described corruption as a battle that should be fought as an enemy.

He berated a situation where tens of billions of Dollars are stolen from countries like Nigeria and stashed away in the United States and other countries – money that can be used to build schools for Nigerian children.