Attahiru Bafarawa, former Sokoto State governor, has lamented that nothing good seems to be working in the northern part of the country.
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Bafarawa, who ruled Sokoto for eight years, decried the state of insecurity, education and a near state of collapse of economic life in the region.
PRNigeria reports that Bafarawa said this in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Hausa at the weekend.
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The former presidential aspirant insisted that the Buhari administration has performed woefully in the area of security in the region.
“Nothing good seems to be working for us Northerners. Insecurity has since held our region by the jugular.
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“The North has become the object of ridicule and pity. In the areas of education, and commerce, we lead from the rear in the comity of Nigeria’s geo-political zones.
“There are claims that President Buhari is working and transforming the entire country. But I dare say that the North has not felt his impact since he came on board,” he said.
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The two-term ex-governor lamented that innocent northerners are being traded with bandits the way cattle and other domestic animals are traded in markets.
He stressed that Buhari can only address the problem of insecurity in Nigeria, if he listens to wise counsels offered by patriotic statesmen and other objective critics.