He also said that the prosecution of those who misappropriated NNPC’s revenue under past administrations will soon commence.
He said this at a meeting with President Xi Jinping of China on the sidelines of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations, in New York.
President Buhari said the first step in the sanitisation process was in appointing a new management for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its subsequent reorganisation.
He thanked President Jinping for China’s ongoing help in curbing crude oil theft from Nigeria, and also applauded China’s interception of shiploads of crude oil stolen from Nigeria, which were to be sold and proceeds paid into private accounts.
“We know your stand on corruption, and we are grateful. Your continued cooperation in curbing oil theft from Nigeria will be appreciated,” he said.
He also assured President Xi Jinping that under his leadership, the Nigerian military had been re-trained and re-equipped, and was now making steady gains against Boko Haram.
In his remarks, President Jinping told Buhari that China, which is already involved in Nigeria in diverse areas like railway, airports, agriculture, and in the Mambilla Hydro-power project, among others, will increase its investment in the country’s agricultural sector to support the achievement of domestic food security.
He also promised further Chinese investment in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, and more support for human capital development in the country.
Meanwhile, President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in the 19 Northern States and Abuja, Chief Austin Amaechi has called on Buhari not to spare past regimes if his anti- corruption war must succeed.
He made this known at the palace of Sa Gbagyi 1, Dr. Danjuma Barde, during the confirmation of Oguefi Fredrick Awagu as the Wakili Igbo of Gbagyi Chiefdom in Kaduna State. -The Sun