According to a press release signed by the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, the President warned the vandals and saboteurs blowing up oil and gas installations in Nigeria that if they do not stop immediately, they will face the same drastic action being taken against Boko Haram by The Armed Forces.
“I am aware that in the last two weeks, the national grid collapsed a number of times. I hope this message will reach the vandals and saboteurs who are blowing up pipelines and installations. We will deal with them the way we dealt with Boko Haram,” he said.
President Buhari also sought their support in fighting corruption saying, “I ask for your support to make our vision of stamping out corruption a reality in the shortest possible time. Whoever is caught will not be spared. The government is still being dared, but those who are sensible should have learnt a lesson. Those who are mad, let them continue in their madness.”
He also assured them that Nigeria’s vision of creating a diversified and inclusive economy will be actualised, though “it will be a long, and in some cases, painful journey”