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Published On: Tue, Feb 5th, 2019

Looters must face justice, Buhari insists

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By Lawrence Olaoye

President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that anyone found guilty of looting the nation’s treasury would be made to face justice regardless of his status in the society.
According to a statement made available to news men yesterday by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President reiterated the determination of his administration to rid the country of injustice and corruption while speaking at an audience with South-West Imams and Islamic scholars last Sunday at the State House, Abuja.
“Any person who cheated or looted the nation will be brought to justice, irrespective of status of the person in society,” he said.
The President urged religious leaders in the country to spread the message among their followers of the government’s total determination to promote social justice across the entire society.
He said the nation’s diverse religions and cultures teach justice by all and for all, adding the “unless there is justice for everyone, the country cannot progress.”
The leader of the delegation, Sheik Abdulrasheed Hadiyatullah described politics as the proper administration of public affairs and rebuilding what was destroyed.
He commended the President for doing just that, and assured him of support in reforming the country.
“We have never seen a purposeful government as this one. We have great respect for you. We will continue to support your war against corruption and the programmes aimed at making life better for the generality of Nigerians,” Sheik Hadiyatullah declared.

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