President Muhammadu Buhari has once again promised to jail treasury looters who plunged Nigeria into its current economic crisis.
The President made the reassurance on Saturday, shortly after he arrived Abuja, Nigeria’s seat of power, from his 10-day vacation to the UK.
“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.
Also reacting to the flood of defections from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to other parties, Buhari said Nigerians are free to join any party of their choice, but he enjoined them to ensure their constituents get the Permanent Voter Card and are educated to vote rightly.
“Let people choose what party they want to belong to, but let them make sure that they have empowered their constituencies by educating them and making sure that they’ve got their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and that they use their right as Nigerians to vote whoever they like,” he said.
“This is the beauty of democracy, this is what I am hoping to see.”
The President, who left the country for the United Kingdom on August 3, was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, by his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, and other top government officials.