September 24, 2016

Big Looters Have Recruited Niger-Delta Militants Against Us – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained how and why Nigeria got into trouble. He blamed the country's woes on the failure of his predecessors to save for the rainy days.

He was in New York addressing top rate Nigeria professionals in the United States of America, whom Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters and International Relations, described as "15 of the best people God ever created."

Among them are top flight aeronautics engineers, physicians, I.T experts, a judge, a policewoman, entrepreneurs, an import specialist at Customs and Border Protection, professors, two straight A students and many others.

Buhari said: "I am very pleased with this meeting...

Wherever you go in the world, you find highly competent and outstanding Nigerians. They not only make great impact on their host countries and communities, their financial remittances back home also help our economy, particularly at a time like this, when things are down.

"We got into trouble as a country, because we did not save for the rainy day. For example, between 1999 and 2015, when we produced an average of 2.1 million barrels of oil per day, and oil prices stood at an average of $100 per barrel, we did not save, neither did we develop infrastructure. Suddenly, when we came in 2015, oil prices fell to about 30 dollars per barrel.

“I asked; where are the savings? There were none. Where are the railways? The roads? Power? None. I further asked; what did we do with billions of dollars that we made over the years? They said we bought food. Food with billions of dollars? I did not believe, and still do not believe.

“In most parts of Nigeria, we eat what we grow. People in the South eat tubers, those in the North eat grains, which they plant, and those constitute over 60 per cent of what we eat. So, where did the billions of dollars go? We did a lot of damage to ourselves by not developing infrastructure when we had the money.

"Talking of our military, they earned respect serving in places like Burma, Zaire, Sudan, Liberia, Sierra-Leone, and then, suddenly, that same military could no longer secure 14 out of 774 local governments in the country. Insurgents had seized them, calling them some sort of caliphate, and planting their flags there; till we came, and scattered them.

"We raised the morale of our military, changed the leadership, re-equipped and retrained them; USA, Britain, and some other countries helped us, and today, the pride of our military is restored.

"Boko Haram ran riot, killing innocent people in churches, mosques, markets, schools, motor parks, and so on. And they would then shout Allahu Akbar. But if they truly knew Allah, they would not do such evil. Neither Islam, nor any other religion I know of, advocates hurting the innocent. But they shed innocent blood, killed people in their thousands. Now, we have dealt with that insurgency, and subverted their recruitment base."

President Buhari also said that "those who stole Nigeria dry are not happy. They recruited militants against us in the Niger Delta, and began to sabotage oil infrastructure. We lose millions of barrels per day, at a time when every dollar we can earn, counts. It is a disgrace that a minimum of 27 states, out of 36 that we have in Nigeria, can't pay salaries."


Kay Heavy said...

God will destroy hueva plot to ruin Naija or sabotage PMB rescue Naija Project!

Anonymous said...

Too bad
God save this country.

Hassan Aderemi said...

No weapons formed by looters against our beloved Nigeria shall prosper. Their end is near & judgement of God will visit those who have contributed to the nation's dried treasury

ats three said...

From one problem to another. We need divine intervention in Nigeria.

Barnabas said...

Mama Peace work hard to steal this money and na her sweat she take steal am.
E take long time before E reach wetin E reach and no be only her waka go steal.
When you don steal something for where she come from, dat thing don become ya own.
Why una no understand say na she own the money wey she steal?
Una wan steal the money wey she steal from am.

Criminal organizations everywhere, defending economic saboteurs.
Members of the Stealing Association of Nigeria (SAN), No Bars Association (NBA) and Niger Delta Militants.

Cyberlinks said...

So called looter has large wealth to sponsor militants. Mr President, please make sure you jail them, no matter how far they try seeks exmilitary generals assistance for pardon.

inumidun said...

We all knw dt, its xoxo glaring, God will disengage dere evil gathering..