Muhammadu Buhari has ordered law enforcement agencies to punish those who import, distribute and sell illicit drugs in the country.
“The Customs is already doing a good job and I am happy that I got someone who is efficient, strong and trusted to lead it in the person of Hameed Ali, a former governor of Kaduna State.
“I have charged them and other law enforcement agencies to go after those trafficking in illicit drugs that are causing much harm especially among young people,’’ he said.
President Buhari also promised the religious leaders that the war against corruption would be prosecuted with the highest regards to due process and respect for human rights.
He also asked Nigerians to be patient on this issue, saying that as an elected President, he was bound to follow the constitution.
“When I came in uniform as military Head of State, we locked every suspect in Kirikiri prisons until they proved that they were not guilty.
“Under the constitution, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. That is the constitution and we will abide by it,” he stressed.
“Leaders at every level must pay attention to this. We must give everything we have including education, vocational skills and training for our large youth population so that they can grow to be responsible citizens.’’
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