President Muhammadu Buhari says the sweeping offensive towards drug trafficking shall be sustained, urging Nigerians in diaspora to all the time present data that can assist the federal government to curb the menace.
President Muhammadu Buhari
Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, in an announcement, mentioned the President acknowledged this when he acquired leaders of Nigerian Neighborhood in Saudi Arabia on the finish of his Umrah journey on Tuesday.
Buhari harassed the necessity to intensify efforts towards exposing these concerned in drug trafficking and unlawful commerce within the nation, assuring that acceptable actions can be taken.
He mentioned the current publicity of a community of drug sellers working at one among Nigeria’s worldwide airports, who had been found to be tagging luggage crammed with medicine within the identify of harmless passengers, referred to as for enlargement of searchlights.
The President urged residents to chorus from breaching the legal guidelines of Nigeria and different nations.
He mentioned: “each nation has its personal unpatriotic residents. In China and Saudi Arabia, the legal guidelines are stringent on this stuff.
“Our residents should obey our legal guidelines. They have to respect the legal guidelines of different jurisdictions and in the event that they don’t, then they need to blame themselves, not the cruel legal guidelines that they meet.’’
The President mentioned he was grateful for the assist and prayers of Nigerians in Saudi Arabia for wellbeing of the nation, assuring them that his administration would do its finest to safe the nation, enhance financial system and combat corruption.
“We have now tried within the battle towards terrorism and residents within the Northeast are our greatest witnesses.
“Agriculture is doing properly, to the purpose that we’re meals self-sufficient, because of this serving to the nation to save cash on imports,” he added.
On the renewal of his mandate for a second time period, President Buhari mentioned he owed Nigerians a debt of gratitude.
“We’re doing our greatest. I’ll proceed to maintain the belief of residents. I’m glad Nigerians trust in us.
“The crowds I witnessed in my marketing campaign throughout the 36 states weren’t staged. No sum of money may have generated that enthusiasm.
“I guarantee everybody that I’ll proceed to do my finest. I’ll preserve the belief of Nigerians,’’ he mentioned.
The chief of Nigerian diaspora group delegation, Alhaji Umar Dan Hadejia, congratulated the President on his second time period re-election and promised their continued assist.
The delegation listed numerous challenges they had been going through in Saudi Arabia, together with actions of drug traffickers.
He cited the current incident of Miss Zainab Aliyu, whose identify tag was hooked up to a drug-filled bag on the airport in Kano, resulting in her arrest and extended detention in Saudi Arabia.
Zainab Aliyu was launched after President Buhari’s intervention and had been reunited together with her household.
President Buhari, who was bid farewell on the airport in Jeddah by the Governor, Prince Mashel Bin Majed Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, returned to Abuja on Tuesday night