President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said some persons are not working for the progress of Nigeria and are mercilessly against the country.
The president stated this on Friday during the 6th regular meeting with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), led by Professor Doyin Salami at the State House, Abuja.
In a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari lamented the recalcitrant nature of some Nigerians who refused to obey established laws.
“Some people are mercilessly against this country. We closed the borders to control the smuggling of petroleum products, and check the influx of smuggled goods, arms and ammunition.
“That was when the Comptroller General of Customs called me, saying 40 tankers laden with petrol had been impounded. I told him to sell the fuel, sell the trucks, and put the money in the treasury.
“They still brought arms and ammunition into the country, brought in rice in vehicles and motorcycles.
“I said shoot anyone found illegally with AK-47, yet they haven’t stopped. People must show consideration for their own country.”