Shehu Sani, a former senator, has said President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governors are engaging in a blame game over the state of security in the country.
Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the eighth National Assembly, said this in a Twitter post on Thursday following comments made by President Buhari.
The president had in a wide-ranging interview broadcast on Arise TV on Thursday said all state governors should resolve the herdsmen crisis bedevilling their states instead of wailing, insisting that they were elected to resolve such a challenge.
Some states in the South-West and North-Central regions have been plagued by attacks reportedly carried out by herders, as well as the herder-farmer clashes.
According to the governors, they do not control the security apparatus and are, therefore, limited in utilising law-enforcement agencies in resolving the challenge.
But President Buhari insisted that the governors were elected to serve their residents and must live up to their responsibilities, stating that they cannot sit in their states and wait for him to resolve issues in their domain.
Reacting, Sani said the blame game by the president and the governors has left Nigeria “in this tragic circle”.
“The President thinks that the Governors should tackle insecurity; the Governors thinks it’s the responsibility of the President. We are all dots in this tragic circle,” Sani tweeted.
The President thinks that the Governors should tackle insecurity;the Governors thinks it’s the responsibility of the President.We are all dots in this tragic circle.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) June 10, 2021