Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari needs to speak more to Nigerians.
Ndume, the Senate Committee Chairman on Army, stated that Nigerians cannot rely on hearing from Buhari’s media aides,Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina.
He urged Buhari to hold daily or weekly briefings with Nigerians to update them on measures taken to combat Boko Haram, ISWAP, bandit terrorists and other criminals across the country.
Ndume stated that no body is asking Buhari to take up arms and lead the fight against terrorists but be has to do more as the president of the country.
He told the SUN: “The only thing the president isn’t doing is that, he is not talking to Nigerians. He should be talking more.
“You can see what is happening in other countries, their presidents are talking to the people. We can’t rely on Garba Shehu or Femi Adesina.
“The president should create a situation room where everyday, he can brief or maybe weekly. That will encourage Nigerians. The president should take charge.
“From the briefings he gets, he can share some with Nigerians. That may not change the situation, but it will help. We are not asking him to lead the fight, but he needs to do more.”
The group called on the President to instead put in more effort to tackling bandit terrorists and other criminals.
In an interview with Vanguard, Afenifere National Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi, advised Buhari to stop dissipating energy on hunting advocates for true federalism or self-determination.
Ajayi stated that Igboho and Kanu stated agitating for a separate stated because of the failures of this present administration to take care of its citizens.