No easy money to throw around any more – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the era of free and easy money in the country was gone for good, restating his promise to enthrone good governance through vigorous prosecution of the war against corruption.

The President made the comment in Zamfara State while commissioning the 75-kilometre Wanke-Danjigba-Kucheri-Kigama-Bilbis road with seven bridges costing the state government about N 8 billion. Buhari had earlier commissioned a 20- kilometre township road and 40 kilometres drainages in Tsafe Local Government amounting to N 2.1 billion.

Governor Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari said the construction of the roads was part of the state government’s efforts to open up the rural areas to enable farmers transport their farm produce to the urban centres and also create gainful employment for the teeming youths.

President Buhari vowed to continue the ongoing war against corruption, lamenting that corruption had retarded the growth of the contrary. While saying that his administration had no intention of humiliating or disgracing anybody, he made it clear that it would not be stopped from recovering all looted finds to be put to public use.

The one-day visit of the President to the state yesterday was for him to attend the Grand Finale of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration, 2016 in Dansadau Local Government.

The President recalled that change agenda was at the core of his electioneering campaign in 2015, and called on the people of the state and Nigerians in general to join his administrator in ensuring that the change desired is well delivered.

This, he said, could not take place without the culture of accountability and good governance.

“Since this administration’s assumption of office in May 2015, the journey to fix the country and restore the hope of the common man in the Nigerian project has begun in earnest. I, therefore, wish to call on every one to think closely about the Nigerian situation. There is no easy money to throw around, we must go back to farming, livestock rearing so that we could develop the industries, we must put our hands on deck to ensure success of our mission,” he said.

At the Army Day celebration, Buhari pledged to equip the Nigerian Army to continue to play its role not only in ensuring professionalism but in defence of the territorial landmark of the country.

He commended the Nigerian Army for the huge successes it has so far recorded in tackling the insecurity in the country, but stressed that a lot still needed to be done to ensure total eradication of any trace of insurgency in all parts of the country.