The spokesman of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed has again slammed President Buhari over the increased insecurity witnessed in the country.
Appearing on a Channels Television program on Friday March 26, Ahmed accused the Buhari-led administration of downplaying issues bedevilling Nigeria.
He also stated that the President has ran out of ideas on how to secure the country while responding to presidential media aide, Garba Shehu’s comment of members of the opposition exploiting Nigeria’s security challenges.
The NEF Spokesperson said;
“You can only do that by acknowledging the failure of the government to secure its citizens. Listening to Garba, to be honest, I just think that the presidency has run out of ideas.
“When they’re confronted with a very serious challenge, they go around looking for all sorts of diversions and excuses. Nigerians don’t want to hear any of this. We want a stop to the kidnappings.”
The NEF spokesman averred that he believes the kidnapping has become a big industry and also accused the presidency of deflecting the issue. Ahmed stated that Nigeria should not have a President who sits around and blames everyone for the woes of the country.
“This thing has grown into a big industry right under the nose of the president. There’s no way you can deflect attention from this.
“How do you explain the grown sophistication of the criminals in this country?
“We can’t have a president that is just sitting there and then blaming everybody else for the woes of the country, that is not what we elected him for.”