By Samuel Ogundipe
President Muhammadu Buhari has defended his regular trips outside the country, saying his trips have political and economic benefits for Nigeria.
Buhari spoke with journalists in London before he embarked on a short vacation during which he transferred power to his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The President, according to a report monitored on Channels Television, also debunked allegations that he is selective in his administration’s fight against corruption, insisting that no corrupt official in government will go scot free.
He said he would not soft-pedal over the anti-corruption fight.
The president also clarified the Nigerian military’s claim that they are winning the war against Boko Haram.
President Buhari also took out time to field questions from the foreign media in the United Kingdom, where he delved into the issue of Nigerians seeking asylum in the United Kingdom.
In what emerged as a frank interview, Buhari conceded that Nigeria has an image problem abroad, which makes it difficult for citizens to emigrate to the West.
He, however, said Nigerians can stay at home where their services are needed.