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Friday 18 November 2016

Corruption: N/Delta militants Remain my Priority - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is finding his anti-graft war in Nigeria tough and gruelling because corruption is fighting vigorously back, although he remains determined to conquer at the end of the day.
He bared his mind on Wednesday during a meeting with American Secretary of State, John Kerry, on the side­lines of the Conference on Climate Change, COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco.
Buhari said the corrupt peo­ple he was fighting against had accumulated a formidable arsenal of illicit wealth, which they were now deploying against his government on diverse fronts.

“But it is a war we are deter­mined to win, and which we will win. People of goodwill are behind us, countries like America and many others are with us, and we will surely win”, he said.
An Aso Rock statement is­sued yesterday said Buhari also spoke with Kerry on the unrest in the Niger Delta region, which has resulted in the sabotage of critical oil and power installations.
The President said the en­gagement process was in progress although it had been difficult bringing the main protagonists of the attacks under one umbrella.
He further updated Kerry on the war against insurgency in the North East zone and efforts be­ing made to tackle consequent humanitarian problems, inform­ing him that a presidential com­mittee had been launched “under Gen T.Y Danjuma, a man of high integrity.”
Buhari expressed Nigeria’s happiness with America’s sup­port on different fronts, assuring Kerry that the economic chal­lenges facing the country were being “frontally tackled, and we will overcome them soon.”
Kerry expressed delight at the many successes of the Buha­ri administration, pledging con­tinued U.S support in the bid to overcome security, humanitari­an, political, and economic chal­lenges.
As the Barrack Obama ad­ministration exits next January, Kerry said he would love to con­tinue engaging with Nigeria, even in private capacity.
He described President Bu­hari as a strong international partner in the battle against vi­olent extremism.

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