President Muhammadu Buhari has described the comment of the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Rev. Stephen Mamza as unfair alleging he is sleeping on duty as the Commander-in-Chief.
The Presidential Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu in a statement observed it was unbecoming of a religious leader, like the catholic bishop, to engage in an action that broke the old tradition of staying above politics by speaking against the president, whom he described as sleeping on duty as commander in chief.
According to the presidential spokesman, so much has changed in the past three to four years in and around Yola and if not for the Change Administration of President Buhari, things would have continued the way they were, or even worse and these could not have happened if a Commander-in- Chief was asleep.”
Shehu, however, noted Mamza was part of the success story recorded by the Buhari administration in Northeast, especially in Adamawa by housing and feeding 400,000 internally displaced people in Adamawa and Borno States in 2015.
The presidential spokesman maintained as Boko Haram has been degraded, more than 400,000 displaced people absorbed by the Adamawa community have all returned to Borno State and council areas in northern Adamawa.
He added, the military personnel are also clearing litters of Boko Haram’s carnage through the support of the present administration as well as local and international partners, rebuilding roads and bridges, power lines, burnt schools, markets, destroyed churches and mosques.
Without an iota of doubt, the Northeast is better off with President Buhari than it was under the previous administration of Goodluck Jonathan which explains the massive turnout of voters in the region, in spite of threats to life and property.
Sadly, one of the realities of today’s Nigeria is easy blame to President Buhari for the violence all around the country.
Shehu condemned the situations were community leaders are too quick to blame the warlords and the sponsors of killings because of fear for their own lives.
While sympathising with families of the families of the deseased as well as those injured, Shehu said the senseless violence could never be condoned by the Buhari’s administration adding the administration has intense security efforts and peace building would not only continue, but will expand in response to such explosions of violence in the country to curb the menace in the states.