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General News of Monday, 19 April 2021


Buhari is tolerating rubbish from Nigerians - Governor Masari

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina believes President Buhari has not failed Nigerians contrary to views from certain quarters that he has.

Speaking to Television Continental in an interview on Sunday, April 18, 2021, Masari said that Nigerians should appreciate the president for tolerating “rubbish from some people.”

He said, “The rating of the President has not changed. Anybody saying that the rating of the Buhari administration has gone down should wait till when we would have an election.

“Protests are necessary in a democracy. Even in the best democracy in the world, people protest. The fact that we have democracy does not mean that people should not complain or protest.

“I don’t think Buhari has failed us, I think he has tolerated us. We once had a civilian president who couldn’t take the rubbish that Buhari is taking from some people.”

The governor described the All Progressives Congress as “the strongest, most reliable, and dependable party in Nigeria today,” saying the dialogue between his government and bandits collapsed because the criminals were not organized under a known leadership.

He said, “I started the idea of dialogue with bandits way back in 2016 in collaboration with the heads of security agencies and we visited areas where the bandits were in charge.

“Some of them laid down their arms but the agitation continues and it escalated last year with the kidnap of the Kankara boys.

“The previous dialogue failed because the bandits are not under an organized leadership or umbrella. They are in various groups and categories.”

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