Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to listen to people who inform him that all is well, noting that the country is gradually collapsing into the hands of terrorists.
Governor Ortom gave the advice to President Buhari on the occasion of the latter’s 79th birthday.
According to a statement issued by Nathaniel Ikyur, his Chief Press Secretary, the governor, who declared his love for Buhari, said the president had not lived up to expectations in tackling insecurity as he promised Nigerians when he was elected in 2015.
Governor Ortom urged the president to take urgent action to secure the country before he leaves office.
The statement read: “I join your family, friends, political associates and all Nigerians to congratulate you on the occasion of your 79th birthday.
“To some, the president is a father, to others, grandfather while yet to others, he is a great grandfather who should understand that Nigeria at the moment is collapsing due to the activities of terrorists who have continued to destroy the very foundation of the unity of this country.
“Daily, people are slaughtered like animals either on their farms, at home or roasted to death while travelling from one destination to another with video clips showing the faces of the killers. Yet, no one has been arrested.
“The roads have become booby traps where the citizenry are scared to travel on, for the fear that they may be kidnapped for ransom or in some cases killed outrightly. It is an open secret that no one is safe in this country any longer.
“The president should not listen to sycophants who may not be telling him the truth that all is well.
“All is not well with Nigeria right now, Mr President. You must therefore take urgent steps now to pull the nation back from the precipice before it is too late.”