– Frenchman believes President Buhari is taking his time in the fight against corruption
– Insists that insurgency was caused by corruption in the northern part of Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption has been hailed by the international community, France Ambassador to Nigeria, Denis Guaer, has revealed.
According to Daily Post, Guaer who made this assertion while speaking with newsmen in Abuja, stated that the Nigerian leader is a popular figure in the international community. “Buhari presented the fight against corruption as his main priority objective and I think it is probably the main reason why he was elected.
“It is also the reason why he has become immediately so popular also abroad within the international community. “Everybody is thinking this president is really willing this time to confront the problem of corruption. “I think Buhari is really trying and trying very hard; it appears to me as a historical effort to fight corruption,” the Frenchman said. While speaking on the war against insurgency, he said:
“This brings us back to the question of corruption also. In the whole northern part of Nigeria, public services are in a very bad shape. “Education and healthcare are in very bad shape and this is a problem of governance; resources have to be rededicated to restore public services in the whole northern Nigeria.” “That is difficult now because unfortunately the revenues of Nigeria are down because of the oil price and destruction of oil pipelines.”
Meanwhile, Chief Olufemi Fani-Kayode has denied ever saying that he asked members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to apologise to President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The former Aviation minister who only recently regained his freedom after being in EFCC detention for weeks, took to the social media to deny such reports credited to him, stating however, that he will never suggest to anybody to join them in moving Nigeria forward.