Buhari lauded on war against corruption, Boko Haram


THE Anwar-ul-Islam Movement of Nigeria has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on its achievements on war against corruption and the Boko Haram terrorist group.

The president of the Islamic group, Mr Mubashir Ojelade, made this known while speaking with journalists on the group’s 101st annual conference, held at Anwar-ul-Islam Model College, Agege, Lagos.

He said the government should pay a greater attention to the plight of displaced persons in the country, particularly the North East and fulfil its promise by adopting international best practices and standards in rehabilitating that category of citizens.

“Allegations of fraud and/or misappropriation of funds earmarked for the welfare of displaced persons must be properly investigated and those found culpable prosecuted accordingly.

“The government should find urgent and lasting solutions to the challenge of insecurity in several parts of the country as manifested in the upsurge in crime and criminal activities such as armed robbery, rape, 419, Internet scam (Yahoo-Yahoo), one chance, suicide, kidnapping, jail breaks, bunkering and bombing of oil pipelines.

“As a panacea to crime, the government must take prompt and effective steps to improve the economy and create jobs for millions of unemployed youths on the streets. Like the war against Boko Haram, the war against recession, deprivation, decease, hunger, anger and oppression must be won by the government through sound and sustainable economic policies.

“We salute the achievements of the Federal Government in the fight against corruption but warn that the war is at risk of losing its steam or crashing unless certain actions are taken to sustain the present tempo. It is imperative to sensitise the citizens; schools, mosques, churches, market men and women, etc, that the war is to be fought by all, not President Muhammad Buhari alone.

“A situation where ex-convicts and confirmed treasury looters are being celebrated is a matter of grave concern,” he stated.

The group also urged President Buhari to consider regiggling his economic team, ministers and other appointments for better performance.