better APC is not enough yet, admits Fayemi
Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi said the efforts of the federal government, led by the Congress of All Progressives, to tackle the country’s insecurity were not enough.
However, he argued that the current situation is better than what was possible under former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Fayemi, party leader and chair of the Forum of Governors of Nigeria, said in an interview with one of our correspondents that with the recent appointment of new service leaders, she hopes the war will be won, especially as it tends to increase troop morale on the battlefield.
The country was gripped by insecurity problems, which resulted in many deaths. In addition to the Boko Haram uprising in the northeast, banditry, kidnapping and armed robberies took place in various parts of the country.
Meanwhile, during the election campaign that brought his party to power in 2015 and 2019, President Major General Muhammadu Bukhari (retired) said security, the economy and the fight against corruption are his pivotal agenda. Boko Haram terrorists. But many Nigerians have expressed frustration with the president’s handling of the country’s affairs, especially in the three areas he has promised to focus on.
Overseer of Citadel Worldwide Public Church Service in Lagos Pastor Tunde Bakare said during the week that Nigerians’ expectations were not met under Bukhari, adding that instead of receiving the changes promised by APC, it turned out that Nigerians had been cut.
However, in response to a question about insecurity and how she believed the government disappeared, Fayemi said: “It can be said that the situation has not improved much in the sense that Boko Haram was defeated only technically and not effectively blocked (sic). … “
When asked if he would be happy with the situation if the APC was not in power, he said, “I was in Maiduguri last month to feel sorry for the governor when those 43 farmers were killed, so you could say yes. They are all still remain there.
This shows that our government could do much more. Our best results were not good enough, but significantly better than what came from the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
“There is no doubt, but this is no consolation for the victims, the victims want to see the destruction of these looters, and we need to understand who will take the place of this administration. We must help the Bukhari administration finally nail down Boko Haram’s coffin before the administration leaves office. This is why I am very excited about the recent changes in service managers.
“There are those who will say that changing the heads of the armed forces will not change the state of war. I can tell you as a security student that the war is largely won thanks to the morale of the fighters. If the fighters do not trust the leadership, they will not show the necessary courage to fight.
“I believe that the president has chosen well from among the people who were elected chiefs of services and chiefs of defense staff. They are tested by trusted men and are likely to perform much better in the field. “
says a huge recipe for kids from school for disaster
Faymi also stressed that it is necessary to study the causes of the war, especially the large number of children who do not go to school.
He added: “What did we fail with? It was the failure of the government that made the situation worse, to the point where our youngest people felt they had only one choice – to join the rebels.
“How did we create a society that leaves young people no choice but to become donors for war merchants? I think we should all answer this question and then do something about it, because we have 10 million children out of school. This is a recipe for disaster.
“For those looking to recruit, it’s easy to find these guys, give them a little incentive, even if it’s food, because they’re hungry, and then turn them into moles and war folders. That is why we have to work hard with Governor Borno to deal with this crisis that we are in so that it does not spread. “
Tinubu, I never told anyone myself that we would race in 2023 – Fayemi
Referring to the clashes between his supporters and those of AKN national leader Asivaju Bola Tinubu over their presidential ambitions, Fayemi said there is no reason for any quarrels between their supporters.
He added: “This is a problem that did not arise at all, and such a policy will not help us in the PCA or the Southwest, nor will it be useful for the development of democracy, our region and our race. I didn’t tell anyone that I would run (for the presidency), and Asiwaj, as far as I know, didn’t tell anyone that he was interested. Neither Asivaj nor I ordered anyone to attack people. This is a problem that will resolve itself in the future. “
Source: – Punch ng