ABU DHABI—President Muhammadu Buhari has said that telecommunication companies operating in Nigeria must adhere to the rules and guidelines of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, noting that registration of all mobile phone users without exception will help security agencies to pre-empt terrorist attacks.
Speaking at an interactive forum with members of the Nigerian
community in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, President Buhari urged
telecommunications companies not to place their desire for huge profits
above the security needs of the nation.
He called on all stakeholders to work in unison to halt terrorism in
the country and assured members of the Nigerian community in Abu Dhabi
that his administration will deal decisively with the seeming resurgence
of oil theft, vandalism of pipelines and insecurity in the Niger Delta.
“The oil thieves and abductors are a less problematic target. We will
re-organise and deal with them. In the face of our new economic reality
of dwindling oil prices, there are a number of things we can really do
without to preserve our economy.
‘’We must develop the capacity to feed ourselves and we should be
spending our resources on real development projects, not luxuries,”
President Buhari said.
Pledging that more persons who abused the public trust would be
exposed and brought to justice soon, President Buhari maintained that
his government was committed to re-establishing former standards of
accountability and probity in the management of public funds which were
jettisoned under past administrations.
The President appealed for more patience and understanding from
Nigerians as his administration takes steps to safeguard the economy
from the shock of falling oil prices.