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FG mum on Buhari’s return date

The Presidency on Wednesday kept mute on the return date of President Muhammadu Buhari back to the country. 

Buhari had on Tuesday, 30 March, 2021 departed Nigeria for the United Kingdom for what the presidency termed a routine medical checkup, and from which he was scheduled to return by the second week of April, 2021, according to presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina.

However, Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday when asked if the President was expected back  into the country this week, retorted, “Today is Wednesday, this week finishes on Saturday. So, what’s the big issue in that one?”

Mohammed spoke to newsmen after wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. 

According to him, the government was currently more concerned with the issue of the insecurity bedevilling the country.

On the 7th anniversary of the abduction of Chibok girls and what the government is going about it, Mohammed said the Buhari’s administration had through 18 town hall meetings across the country with various  stakeholders, demonstrated commitment to tackle the issue of insecurity. 

He said the recent town hall meeting in Kaduna less than a week ago, set a parameter for enhanced security and national unity.

He said the meetings were to find ways to resolve the nations security crisis that have led to incessant abductions of school pupils in the Northeast. 

Mohammed reiterated that among key suggestions at the meeting is the unanimous resolve to expand the military personnel and hardware, need  for state police, local government autonomy, establishment of more grazing areas etc.

He further maintained that the call for succession is not a solution to the nations protracted challenges.

Written by ExpressDay


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