The Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA), a socio-cultural/political group, on Wednesday in Makurdi urged Nigerians to exercise caution in assessing the new administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement after its meeting in the Benue capital, IDA said Nigerians need to apply caution because the success or failure of President Buhari would rub off on the entire country.
“As many Nigerians continue to canvass divergent views about the administration of President Buhari, the Igbo Delegates Assembly calls for caution.
“This is because the success or failure of the President will rub off on the entire country.
“The best thing for Nigeria at this present time is for us all to rally support for the new administration, instead of deliberately picking holes in its activities at the slightest excuse,’’ the group said.
It urged all Nigerians and the world at large to see the present administration as the will of God and give President Buhari their maximum support.
“This should be through prayers, constructive advice, trust, good conduct, et cetera, knowing that if President Buhari fails, Nigeria has failed and if he succeeds, Nigeria has succeeded,” IDA said.
The group also expressed its unflinching support for the fight against corruption, saying it must however be through without sparing anybody, no matter how highly placed.
“We say this because of the negative impact of corruption on the psyche of the nation,” it said.
“We are solidly behind him [Buhari] in his avowed determination to recover the stolen money belonging to Nigeria and the attendant punishment, no matter who is involved.
“We even suggest that the investigation/probe should start from 1999 to date,” it said.
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