Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the police and other security agencies to take all necessary action to ensure the safe and speedy rescue of Chief Olu Falae.
The Ondo State politician was abducted from his farm on Monday, on the day of his 77th birthday.
Kidnappers are reportedly demanding N100 million ($500 000) ransom for his release.
Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said Buhari condemned the kidnapping of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and elder statesman.
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"The President assures Chief Falae's family, friends and other concerned Nigerians that the Federal Government will do all within its powers to ensure his swift release," Adesina said.
He added Buhari had requested constant updates from the police and security agencies on efforts to find and rescue Falae.
He overall denounced the recurring incidents of criminal abductions across the country.
Adesina said the President assured all Nigerians that ongoing efforts to significantly enhance the security of lives and property in the country would continue apace.
Under Buhari’s leadership, Nigerians, irrespective of their status, will no longer be left at the mercy of criminal elements, Adesina said.
- CAJ News