President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to seek re-election in 2019 has been described as a good omen for the anti-corruption fight, by a member of the Osun state House of Assembly, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, Vanguard reports.
Recall that Mr Buhari, on Monday, shortly before leaving Abuja for London declared his intentions to run for another term in office.
"We needed to concentrate on them, and politics should not be a distraction".
According to him, "We have cut the importation of rice by about 90 percent, saving billions of dollars in the process".
"We will double our efforts at ADP to provide a credible alternative that will have the age, vitality, character and know-how to take Nigeria out of the woods". Even professionals have gone back to the land.
Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, had said Buhari gave the approval for the money to be released but Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters, later contradicted Dan Ali. Nigeria should be able to feed itself comfortably soon.
He said there's a platform being created where the achievements of the president's administration will be displayed for everyone to see.
He said this is important "so that they can be free from religious manipulation", and added that no true religion advocates the hurting or killing of the innocent.
Although things are not really working the way we expected but with the foundation the president has put in place in the last 3 years, his reelection will consolidate the gain.
Commenting on Leah Sharibu, the schoolgirl from Dapchi still being held by insurgents, reportedly because she refused to renounce her Christian faith, the President said that efforts were being made to secure her release, adding that government had chose to keep the efforts to itself.
The house of representatives has said it is yet to receive any information from President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the $1 billion for procurement of security equipment.