Buhari blames insecurity in Nigeria on foreign powers

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President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the insecurity in Nigeria to powerful countries determined to destroy the nation.

The president disclosed this on Monday in Kano at a presidential lunch after his tour around the state to commission projects by the Governor Ganduje-led administration.

According to him, “One can clearly see how these foreign countries took on our weaker part of Nigeria, the Lake Chad where we have reserves of crude oil, and cause serious mayhem there with consistent attacks.”

He added, “But for Governor Zulum who is serious with his duty, the story of the area around Lake Chad would have been different by now”.

The President recalled that in 2015 when he assumed office, only four of Borno’s 17 local government areas were not in the hands of Boko Haram.

“And we are aware that people are using the insurgents who are fraudulent to cause problems, but today most of these local government areas are free”.

He added that those behind the insecurities knew that Borno was potentially a rich state.

“That was why when I was a governor there, I went to Niger, Chad and even Cameroon because you need your neighbours to survive”.

While applauding Governor Ganduje for the infrastructural development in Kano State, he also commended the governors of Lagos, Kaduna, Katsina and Kogi states for doing good in their respective states.

He further urged the elite to prioritise the education of youths, noting that the lack of education among them is a problem.