Buhari vows to jail ‘more thieves’ who caused Nigeria’s economic problems

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to jail more of those who brought the nation into its present economic situation. The President said this on Saturday at the Aso Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. “We are going to jail more of the thieves, you know, that brought the economic problem to the country. I think this is really expected of me and I will do it,” he said.

President Buhari made the vow in an interview shortly after he returned to the country from his 10-day vacation in London. The remarks were part of the Federal Government’s anti-corruption drive and in line with the resolve to fight the menace of corruption to the barest minimum in the country.

President Buhari also reacted to the defection of some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He advised the defected members and other political leaders across the country to allow the people to perform their civic responsibility of electing whoever they want as their leader.