President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that all mismanaged and misappropriated national assets recovered will be sold off.
In a statement issued on Monday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu, he also vowed to ensure that the proceeds of the sales are paid to the treasury for the benefit of the country.
President Buhari, who gave the assurance in Katsina State when he received representatives of social groups in Daura Emirate, said his administration would continue to pursue a robust, effective and legitimate anti-corruption campaign that safeguards the treasury and commonwealth of all Nigerians.
He also vowed not allow a repeat of what happened in the 1980s, when buildings and other ill-gotten property seized by his military administration were returned to corrupt officials, following his ouster as Head of State.
The President told the groups that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government would consolidate on the gains and monumental achievements in the development of infrastructure across the country.
“For most ordinary Nigerians, if you give them good roads, railway and stable electric power, they will be happy to carry on with their lives. We are doing so much for our country and we will continue to do more out of the fear of God,” he said.
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