President Muhammadu Buhari in Bauchi, reiterated his resolve to ensure the recovery of funds looted from the nation’s treasury, assuring that his administration would ensure the judicious utilisation of the retrieved resources.
Addressing a crowd at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, Buhari, who is on official visit to the North-Eastern state, said the recovered funds would be used in developing different sectors of the nation’s economy.
“Any person that loots government’s fund will be made to return it to the treasury for utilisation on the education, health and security sectors, among others,” he said.
The President further asserted that his administration had improved the agricultural sector through provision of agricultural loans for Nigerian farmers.
“The present administration has reduced the price of fertiliser and provided agricultural loans through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which improved farm yields in the recent past,” he said.
Buhari stated that as a former military governor of the North Eastern State that comprised the entire North East sub-region about 42 years ago, he was conversant with the challenges of the area.
He stated that some years ago, he was a military leader, but that now, “he was a democratically elected civilian president” hence called on the people to be patient with the difference in the approach to governance, just as he thanked the people of the state for their continuous support.
Earlier in his remarks, the Bauchi governor, Mohammed Abubakar said that the state government was committed to boosting agricultural activities and reducing unemployment among youth in the state.
The President later flagged-off the distribution of farm inputs and implements to farmers in the state.
The items included tractors, ox ploughs, herbicides, seeds pesticides and incubators, among others.
Buhari had also earlier inaugurated some rehabilitated roads in the state.