Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is the best thing to happen to Nigeria.
Speaking during a programme on Channels TV, the governor, when asked by the presenter if he agrees with his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts that Buhari is the best thing to happen to Nigeria, Governor Abubakar said; “I agree with the given circumstances we have now. I believe 100 percent. I know what I inherited. I know the trouble I got through. I know at one time, I even wanted to leave. Really, without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors.
“If you remember, he bailed out all the states, gave 18-month support for us to pay salaries, I mean all of the governors. He paid the Paris fund money for all to do infrastructure.”
He further noted that President Buhari is handling the herder-farmer crisis rocking the nation well, adding that the situation predates him.
“The Fulani herdsmen crisis with the farmers has been brewing for so many years, and that developed over time because of the neglect of past leaders.”
“Unfortunately for us, it gets right at this time and President Muhammadu Buhari is doing his best to solve this problem and curtail the onslaught.
“If we look at this critically and analyse it critically, certainly the banditry and kidnapping did not start with Buhari, it just continued,” he said.
Ibrahim Kenneth Suleiman is the Chief Political Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He is a graduate of political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. He specializes in preparing/approving of political news contents before publication. He currently heads Naija Buzz News team of political correspondents. From Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria, Ibrahim is a strong supporter of Manchester United Football Club England.