President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, implored Nigerians to exercise patience with the law enforcement agents as they investigate the House of Representatives Oil Subsidy report.
According to him, enough time is needed to establish water-tight cases against those who may have committed offences warranting being charged to court, and added that it was better to do a good job than to lose the cases in court due to shoddy preparations.
Speaking to Nigerian residents in Belgium after delivering a keynote address at the 119th/120th Sessions of the World Customs Organisation, (WCO),Jonathan said, “EFCC is working on the report, so we must give them the chance to do their job. We have to build water-tight cases if we hope to get any conviction for any wrongdoing, and the law demands proof.
“Take a look at the USA; after September 11, 2001, all Americans came together to support their government’s fight against terrorism, regardless of their political leaning”, he said, and noted that Nigerians should not play to the gallery or play politics with serious national issues”.
Asking Nigerians, including the media, not to run the country down, the president said, “We will continue to ensure our freedom of speech, but we should use it to build the country, not destroy it.”