Corruption: Support Legal Reforms To Rid Nigeria of The Malaise – Buhari Support Group

By; Juliana Katung & Benedict Sunday, Kaduna.

A Coalition group for Buhari has called on Nigerians to push for legal reforms to completely eradicate corruption in the country for the development of the country.

While declaring its support for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration at press a conference held at the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Kaduna on Thursday, the leader of the group, Hajiya Zuwaira Sani Bakori said there is need for all Nigerians to support the fight.

“They have refused to push for legal reforms to completely eradicate corruption. We call on the National Assembly to immediately pass the Anti corruption Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, and to strengthen and enable all other enabling laws in support of the President’s fight against corruption and in the overall restoration of our nation’s glory,” she said.

She explained that they were speaking out because of the burden of integrity of the present president.

“We are here because we must stand up for Nigeria by standing up for President Buhari, We owe Nigeria and Nigerians a voice for a nation that is gradually breaking away from a terrible past. The days of wastages, leakages and impunity are fading away. But it will not fade easily because it has created vultures and monsters who enjoy the bleeding of Nigeria to death by mob rape. We are hearing their voices loud and clear, and they are claiming to speak for Nigeria. They are recruiting the sentiments of gullible Nigerians to blame President Buhari for the outcome of their sustained damages.

“They will not go down easily. They will bring all the alternative narration against. Mr. President. They were not vocal when their voices should have been loudest. They kept quiet and supported the draining of our treasury. Those who claimed Chibok girls were not abducted, or Boko haram never even existed.

“Those who made political opportunity and economic capital at the cost of human lives wasted in the North eastern region, especially. Those who are yet to recover from the hangover of the 2015 general elections; Those who cannot come to terms with the gradual decapitation of insurgency and the fight against corruption; Those who choose to ignore the gradual reversal of our systemic decay and cannot affirm change. Those who will look the other way as our economy is increasingly diversified and our critical infrastructures are being rehabilitated and expanded. Those who want to mislead Nigerians by twisting the narrative,” she said.

She lamented that the N2.7 trillion pumped into power generation by the past administrations only bequeathed Nigeria a nation in darkness for Buhari.

“Do they remember that sustained theft of Nigeria’s crude has depleted Nigeria Oil Revenue?

“Do they acknowledge the desolation of refineries and pipeline networks and looting of monies in the name of turnaround maintenance?” She asked.

She further pointed out that Buhari’s administration has halted the diversion of billions of dollars signature bonus by allotees of oil blocs, while the economy is being diversified and budget padding is no longer an easy ride.

“Are they happy that TSA has raked in N5.2 Trillion and the country has been saved over N3 trillion from rehabilitation of NNPC and removal of fuel subsidy?

“Are they unsettled that, this administration has increased the reserve to over $30 billion after it was massively depleted by the past government?

“Will they be humble to admit that, the journey to recession was initiated long ago and we are already on a journey to economic recovery?” She further asked.

Bakori said that those causing confusion leave the issues and debate the health of the president.

“They will even wish him dead because it is only in his death that they may return to the old ways. A great Nigeria is possible Buhari represents the possibility. We stand with Buhari,” she emphasized.

She however stressed that, the President’s life is in the hands of the Almighty and patriotic Nigerians are with him in prayers. We call on all Nigerians to join us in praying for the President’s quick recovery and his timely return to continue on the good work. Nigeria is at its threshold of getting back on track. The real enemies of Nigeria do not see this. 

While fielding question, a member of the group, Balarabe Said explained that the group was a coalition of several groups that believe in Buhari’s leadership.

“It is an amalgamation of groups that believe that President Buhari is the right man to steer Nigeria out of its present challenges. I am from the intellectuals group, we have lawyers and several other groups from the grassroots,” he added.


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