From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed that the key to ending insurgency in Africa is stronger collaboration and commitment from governments, financial institutions and security agencies in tracking the sponsorship of terrorist activities.
He said this yesterday when he had audience, at the State House, with the High Commissioner of Kenya to Nigeria, Mr. Tom Amolo, whose duty tour in the country has come to an end.
President Buhari said terrorist attacks in Africa bear similar trademarks of intense planning, strong alliances and proper financial sponsorship, which must be thoroughly investigated and reversed.
“Terrorist activities always have financial sponsorships and this can be seen in their acquisition of weapons, their movements and other logistics. Here in Nigeria, we saw that Boko Haram had strong material resources and they had a close link to ISIL.”
He called on African leaders to make efforts to dissuade the youths from joining the ranks of terrorist groups, who explore youthful minds for suicide bombings.
“We need a whole cultural orientation in order to succeed against terrorism,” he added.
In his remarks, the outgoing High Commissioner said he enjoyed his stay in Nigeria and still looked forward to returning to the country in the near future.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has thrown it’s wait behind the ‘Buy Nigeria Campaign’, saying it would help revive Nigeria’s economy.
It further stressed that the patronage of made in Nigeria products, by Nigerians, was not only important but would contribute to the revival of the cotton, textile and garment industries, which is the goal of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, made the Federal Government’s position known at the Presidential Villa, Abuja during a meeting with industry stakeholders and members of the Implementation Committee on the National Cotton, Textile and Garment Policy.
He said: “Nigerians buying Nigerian products is very important and it goes beyond the symbolism of wearing Nigerian-made dresses. It is important for our economy and well-being”.