Bukhari will be talkative to talk about any matter – Adezina
The presidency on Tuesday, says the president, Major General Muhammadu Bukhari (retired), will be talkative if he speaks out on any issue, including a pastoral crisis.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Advertising, appeared on the Politics Today TV program, which is controlled by The PUNCH.
Many Nigerians, including the Nobel laureate prof. Wole Soyinka urged the president to reach out to Nigerians and publicly declare that he does not support the criminal activities of some pastors in some parts of the country.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje also called for a law banning the movement of livestock by herders from the northern part of the country to other parts of the country, in order to prevent continuous clashes between shepherds and farmers that shake parts of the country.
When asked about the president’s reaction to an idea proposed by Ganduja, Adesina replied, “When you have difficult problems like this, many ideas will be proposed, many solutions will be explored. The president doesn’t have to talk about each of them.
“This is not necessary, it was just an idea that was offered to him. It should be examined and then, if it is consensus, adopted. But this is not how an idea is born, the president talks about it, another idea, the president talks about it, such a talkative president should be. “
The Southwest region recently found itself at the epicenter of armed herders who abduct, kill, rape and destroy farmland in Yorubaland with impunity.
Many Nigerians, including Benue State Governor Samuel Hortom and Yoruba Social and Political Leader Afenifere Chief Aio Adebanjo, have spoken out against assassin herders who move around with AK-47 assault rifles while private individuals are denied ammunition to protect yourself.
However, speaking on Tuesday, Adesina said that Bukhari’s position has always been that anyone who illegally carries a weapon should be arrested and brought to justice.
“His (Bukhari’s) position has always been that anyone who carries a weapon illegally should be arrested and prosecuted, no matter where he comes from,” the aide to the president said, adding that the country should explore the possibility of farming. farms to resolve the crisis.
Adesina also said that contrary to critics’ claims, “hundreds” of crime pastors have been arrested and tried in the past.
Source: – Punch ng