June 10, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has told state governors to take responsibility for tackling insecurity in their states.
The President stated this on Thursday in an Exclusive Interview on the “Good Morning Show” of ARISE News Channel, monitored by THEWILL.
The President said that he recently directed two South-West governors (not named) to tackle insecurity in their states.
He said he told them that they campaigned to be voted into office and should not expect someone else to do their jobs for them.
Buhari also said that Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, was not being fair to him when he accused him of supporting killer herdsmen.
He said his government is taking the insurgents and the bandits head on, adding that the actions are not reported because his government doesn’t want to alert the criminals of their plans.
The President said he had ordered the military and the police to be ruthless with the “criminals,” adding that “sooner than later you will see the difference.”
On where the presidency would be zoned to in 2023, Buhari, said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will decide on that.
He said that the Caretaker Committee of APC would submit its report to him by the end of this month, which marks the end of their tenure; adding that the report would show when the convention of the party would be organised.
On his achievements, the President said he would allow Nigerians to decide his legacy, and prayed that Nigerians would be fair to him.
He cited security as one of the indices which Nigerians should use to appraise his stewardship.
He said Nigerians knew the security situation, particularly in the North-East, when he took over and the current situation.
“I hope they will be fair to me. I will not decide it myself,” he said.
The President also alleged that the #EndSARS protests against police brutality that took place in the country last October were aimed at ousting him from office.
Buhari blamed the protests on the dwindling inflow of foreign direct investment to the country.
He insisted that Nigeria’s army of young people that participated in the protests had made it unattractive to investors.