Buhar’s Government Has Failed Nigerians – Northern Elders

President Muhammadu Buhari has been blasted by
the The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, stressing that
the current insecurity in the North showcases
leadership failure and irresponsibility of governance.
Speaking to newsmen after the forum’s meeting in
Zaria, the NEF Chairman, Prof. Ango Abdullahi called
on President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate
higher level of concern and sensitivity to the plight
of traumatised citizens, especially in Zamfara,
Katsina, Kaduna, Benue, Niger, Plateau and Taraba
Apart from the Presidency, the NEF also slammed
other tiers of government for failing to address and
arrest the abject poverty and under-development in
the country.
It said Nigeria has the resources and ideas but lacks
the political will to tackle the problems.
According to Abdullahi, “There is serious
irresponsibility of governance in the country,
especially in the North; the leadership is not doing
enough to meet up the challenges of poverty and
“We also demand a decisive, comprehensive and
fundamental government actions against poverty,
underdevelopment and insecurity affecting North as
well as show leadership and compassion which are
reciprocal expectation of the Nigerian people.”
NEF said recent report of an international
organisation revealed that 90 per cent of the over
13.5 million children out-of-school in the country
were from the North.
It added, “The children will be adult in the next 10
years; no education, no vocational training, what do
you expect then? Insecurity situation.”
Abdullahi expressed sadness that instead of
development, northern states were living under
horrendous Boko Haram threats, banditry,
kidnapping, armed robbery, marauding youth gangs,
herders and farmers clashes.
“It has become imperative for the forum to call
President Muhammadu Buhari to respond to threats
faced by northern Nigerians following incessant
killings in some states,” he observed.https://dailypost.ng/2019/04/15/buhari-govt-failed-nigerians-northern-elders/