- Appropriate actions would be taken to curb the menace of drug trafficking.
- We have tried in the war against terrorism and citizens in the Northeast are our best witnesses.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians in Diaspora to always provide information that will help the government to curb the menace of drug trafficking.
The president stated this when he received leaders of the Nigerian Community in Saudi Arabia at the end of his Umrah trip on Tuesday.
Buhari who pointed that the sweeping offensive against drug trafficking will be sustained stressed the need to intensify efforts toward exposing those involved in drug trafficking and illegal trade in the country.
While assuring that appropriate actions would be taken to curb the menace, Buhari said the recent exposure of a network of drug dealers operating at one of Nigeria’s international airports, who were discovered to be tagging bags filled with drugs in the name of innocent passengers, called for expansion of searchlights.
The president, therefore, urged citizens to refrain from breaching the laws of Nigeria and other countries.
“Every country has its own unpatriotic citizens. In China and Saudi Arabia, the laws are stringent on these things.
“Our citizens must obey our laws. They must respect the laws of other jurisdictions and if they don’t, then they should blame themselves, not the harsh laws that they meet.’’
While expressing his gratitude for the support and prayers of Nigerians in Saudi Arabia for the wellbeing of the country, Buhari assured them that his administration would do its best to secure the country, improve the economy and fight corruption.
“We have tried in the war against terrorism and citizens in the Northeast are our best witnesses.
“Agriculture is doing well, to the point that we are food self-sufficient, as a result, helping the nation to save money on imports,” he added.
Speaking on his reelection, President Buhari said he owed Nigerians a debt of gratitude.
“We are doing our best. I will continue to keep the trust of citizens. I am happy Nigerians have confidence in us.
“The crowds I witnessed in my campaign across the 36 states were not staged. No amount of money could have generated that enthusiasm.
“I assure everyone that I will continue to do my best. I will keep the trust of Nigerians,’’ he said.