Former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for what she sees as a “callous joke about insecurity.”
Mrs. Ezekwesili had reacted to a video in which Buhari said the loss of weight by the Acting Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, is a sign that he is working hard at securing the nation.
On his return to the country from his 10-day private visit on Sunday, a reporter had asked the President, “Are we likely to see a different approach in the fight against insecurity, especially kidnapping, which is a big issue now, Sir?”
He responded, “You know, I have just seen the IG, he is… I think he is losing weight; so, I think he is working very hard.”
Ezekwesili, a human rights activist pointed out, in a series of tweets on Monday, that Mr Buhari’s response is a “callous joke about insecurity after ten days of Buhari leaving his country for some opaque private visit.”
She tweetted, “Citizens of every country have the power to determine how their political class can treat them.
“Until we are collectively ready to end the joke that our political class have turned Nigeria into, they’ll continue.
“And this is supposed to be funny? A President Buhari making a joke of the daily drenching of the country in the blood of his citizens who are killed daily without any consequence while he bears the title Commander-in-Chief?
“Carry on. Someday the citizens will be ready.”