Buhari Blames Leaders for Insecurity
Former Head of State and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the April 2011 election, Major-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has attributed the security challenges in the country to lack of sincerity on the part of the country’s leaders.
Buhari, who spoke Monday when members of his party from Funtua/Dandume Federal Constituency in Katsina State, led by a member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Mansur Abdulkadir, paid him a courtesy visit, declared that for the country to move forward, Nigerians must entrust the affairs of the country on people who are trustworthy.
He added that the high level of corruption and the destruction of the petroleum industry began from the administration of the Babangida administration to date.
He added that there is no country the world over where impunity thrives like Nigeria, pointing out that corruption crept into the petroleum sector during the era of Babangida, Obasanjo and the current administration because, according to him, they had the mindset to cheat the masses.
He stated further that: “The biggest challenge of Nigeria is for adequate security to be in place and ways in which we can protect the riches of this country and provide job opportunities for the youths in the country so that we can build more industries as it was before.”
According to him, the “inability of these industries to work has brought mistrust and corruption to Nigeria. Therefore, our leaders have to be sincere and lead with the fear of God and carry all along for Nigeria to be a better place.
“All leaders should stand and keep promises of the people. We cannot move forward if things that are supposed to be put in place are not done. Like the money which was siphoned in the recent pension scam and the petroleum industry scam must all be brought back into the government’s coffers.
“Therefore, all those that want the masses to vote and be voted for should go to the masses and get their mandate. The era of using money to bribe the masses or force to get political office is gone.
“A leader that wants to be a good leader must look at the needs of the people, the suffering, and the humiliation and proffer solution to those problems and together we shall achieve greatness.
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