Senate minority leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe on Wednesday took a jab at President Muhammadu Buhari over his government’s handling of the security challenges of the country.
Abaribe, who spoke on Channels Television’s Politics Today, noted that nobody takes the President seriously anymore, making reference to the last marching orders to security chiefs.
It would be recalled that before jetting out of the country on Tuesday, Buhari met with security chiefs at the State House, Abuja where he gave a marching order to “identify and take out” bandits, kidnappers and their sponsors, in order to make the environment safe and peaceful.
According to Abaribe, the President has overly issued marching orders without having any positive outcome, such that nobody counts anything he says as serious anymore.
The federal lawmaker said “this is about the umpteenth time that we are hearing the President giving a marching order. Throughout the Buratai time as the Chief of Army Staff, he was always giving marching orders so he has given just another one.”
“Why would we take him (President Muhammadu Buhari) seriously? Just the day after he had said we would no longer accept all these kidnappings, this would be the last, they kidnapped the last day,” he said.
“And those people are still there; those innocent Nigerians are still in captivity up till now. He always makes a statement. Every time these things happen, nothing happens. So it is obvious nobody takes him seriously with that. Even the military chiefs, I don’t think they bother themselves.”