President Muhammadu Buhari won’t resign over the insecurity challenges facing the country, the federal government has said.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed who declared this at a briefing in Abuja said the security challenges facing the nation are being tackled headlong.
“To those asking Mr. President to resign, I wish to say this: Mr President will not resign.
He has the overwhelming mandate of Nigerians to preside over the affairs of the country till the expiration of his tenure in May 2023.
As I said earlier, the country is facing security challenges, and the challenges are being tackled headlong. However, there have been some red herrings in recent times, including those calling for the resignation of Mr President or the sack of the security chiefs.
I just want to say that the government, which has provided and continues to provide the military and the security agencies with the wherewithal, believes in their ability to tackle insecurity. These challenges will be successfully tackled,” the Minister said.
He, however, cautioned critics of the government to be mindful of their utterances to avoid polarising the country.
”I will however advise all commentators, especially political and religious leaders, to be very careful at this time not to aggravate the situation with incendiary comments, comments that cash in on our religious, ethnic and political fault lines to further divide us.
The kind of comments that have been attributed to some leaders, especially religious leaders, are incendiary and reckless. Leaders should be part of solutions to problems, rather than aggravating situations,” Chief Lai Mohammed warned.
He reiterated the government’s determination to regulate social media to checkmate the growing criticism of the present regime.
The Minister of Information and Culture also said that normal international flights had resumed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.