By; Sunday Ode, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured that his administration’s ongoing war against corruption would be fought within the ambit of the law.
He also stated that mechanisms had been put in place to ensure respect for human rights in the fight against terrorism.
“We attach great importance to human rights. If there are breaches, they will be investigated and dealt with,” he said.
President Buhari spoke at a meeting with a delegation from the United States Institute of Peace in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu quoted Buhari as saying that
the Federal Government had begun mobilizing the military and task forces to stop the sabotage of oil facilities and kidnapping of citizens for ransom in the coastal areas of the country.
According to the statement, Buhari’s administration was giving the highest priority to the resettlement of displaced persons and rehabilitation of infrastructure in the Northeast.
President Buhari welcomed the growing international support, especially from the United States and Europe, for Nigeria’s efforts to end the Boko Haram insurgency, the statement noted.
It said the President also expressed happiness with the support of Nigerians for the cardinal programmes of his government: the security of the country, the war against corruption and revival of the economy, which, he said, would continue to be vigorously pursued.
Ms. Nancy Lindborg, who led the Institute’s delegation, applauded the progress being made by the Buhari Administration in ensuring greater security in Nigeria, the statement said.
She promised the continued assistance of the Institute for the reconstruction and development work going on in the country, it noted.