I won't abuse your trust, Buhari tells Diaspora Nigerians

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President Buhari speaking on Wednesday in London had told the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, that the farmers/herders clashes in the country was made worse by the influx of armed gunmen from the Sahel region in Nigeria and other parts of West African sub-region.

"We will do our best to justify your trust in us, and that confidence won't be abused, " Buhari added.

In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari blamed those he described as wicked people for plundering the country, saying they have "kept Nigerians poor".

He explained that government was doing its best to recover looted funds, noting, however that it was impossible to identify and recover all the loots.

"If they had used 50 percent of the money we made when oil prices went as high as $143 per barrel, and stabilised at $100 with production at 2.1 million barrels per day for many years, Nigerians would have minded their business".

"If in the course of investigations, it (Buhari Presidency) discovered that the insurgents were from outside Nigeria, why is the government reportedly paying ransoms to them and even considering amnesty options? I wonder how all those things could have happened to our country." the President said.

He also thanked the Buhari Diaspora Support Organisation for deciding to identify with the country, "when you could have stayed here being comfortable".

He said, "You met a hard situation, but you have overcome a lot of them".

"We are proud of the speed with which you recovered the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls".

Before the president departed for London last Monday, he had, during the National Executive Committee meeting of the APC, announced his intention to seek reelection in 2019.

"For us in the PDP, being the party rallying the overwhelming majority of Nigerians today, we have a responsibility to stand with the citizens, irrespective of class, creed or ethnicity to hold this failed APC administration accountable for its promises and we will continue to put it out glaringly to them ahead of their electoral disgrace in 2019".

"Many of us who supported him actually supported his incorruptible and disciplined personality".

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