President Muhammadu Buhari has said those he trusted and appointed into his administration have abused the trust, vowing to investigate all past and present corruption cases that have been swept under the carpet.
Speaking in a message to Nigerians before performing the Eid prayers, Buhari vowed to open up all corruption cases in his administration and diligently investigate and prosecute them.
“On the issue of corruption, all past and present cases will be fully investigated.
“This is why we put the commission (of investigation) in place. There has been an abuse of trust by people trusted by the previous administration and this administration,” he said.
The President also warned against the vandalisation of oil pipelines in oil-producing areas, which often results in environmental pollution.
He said those, who are blowing pipelines and interfering with the production of petroleum products, are hurting their people more than the rest of Nigerians because the majority of their people were fishermen and farmers.
“If they pollute the land and the waters, the fish goes into the deeper sea where the people cannot go and they cannot grow anything.
“They are hurting their immediate communities more than any other thing,” he added.