Speaking at an interactive meeting with religious leaders in Kano, on Thursday, in the course of his two-day State visit, the President expressed concern about the growing problem of drugs abuse in the country.
He strongly assured the religious leaders that his administration is determined to do something urgent to deal with the narcotics challenge facing the country.
“The Customs is already doing a good job and I’m 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 assured the religious leaders that the war against corruption will be prosecuted with the highest regards to due process and respect for human rights.
He 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.
Reaffirming his strong support for the proposed anti-corruption courts, the President said to strengthen judicial integrity and the rule of law, such courts must be manned by ‘‘incorruptible judges.’’