Thursday, 28 July 2016

Sultan asks for more international support in war against corruption

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday called for more international support for the fight against corruption being waged by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He made this solicitation while speaking with top United States officials at the Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC, according to a statement signed by Kogunan Sokoto, Malam Danladi Bako and made available to newsmen on Thursday.

The statement disclosed that “The Sultan not only endorsed the war against corruption, but decried the conversion of funds meant for the purchase of arms to fight Boko Haram to personal use by past government official.

“This was done with the connivance of some unscrupulous politicians. Such funds would have enhanced the capacity of the military to fast track the curtailment of insurgency in the north east of Nigeria.”

Abubakar further called on the international community to help Nigeria with logistics and materials to address humanitarian challenges in the country.

“The sultan implored the international community to be patient with the Buhari administration in its agenda of improving on the economy, as well as the security situation in the country,” the statement added.