He attributed the steady gains against the insurgents to the re-training and re-equipping of the military under his administration, Vanguard reports.
The president said this on Sunday, September 27 in New York, United States of America, at a meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations.
Buhari also said those suspected of looting the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) treasury will soon be prosecuted.
According to him, he had to reorganise the Corporation by appointing a new management, which was one first necessary step to take.
He reiterated his administration’s resolve to fully sanitise the oil industry and make it totally free of corruption and shady deals.
The president thanked Jinping for his country’s assistance to Nigeria in curbing crude oil theft.
“We know your stand on corruption, and we are grateful. Your continued cooperation in curbing oil theft from Nigeria will be appreciated,” he said.
On his part, President Jinping told Buhari that China will increase its investment in the country’s agricultural sector to support the achievement of domestic food security.
The Chinese president also promised further investments in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, and more support for human capital development in the country.
President Buhari is currently in New York for the 70th session of the UN General Assembly Nigeria. He has been meeting with top dignitaries and world leaders to work on ways to enhance Nigeria’s bilateral relationship with powerful individuals and countries.
The Buhari held a bilateral meeting with Bill Gates of Microsoft and former President Bill Clinton on Friday, September 25.
He was also said to have held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the Millennium Plaza Hotel.