President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that some foreign countries are sponsoring the insecurity plaguing Nigeria, saying their mission is to destroy the country.
President Buhari, who made this comment during a presidential lunch organised for him by the Kano State Government after a day’s visit yesterday, said if not that Zamfara State Governor Babagana Zulum was serious with his work, the story around the area of Lake Chad would have been different by now.
One can clearly see how these foreign countries took on the weak part of Nigeria, Lake Chad where we have crude oil reserves and caused serious mayhem there, with consistent attacks to actualise their devilish motives,” he said.
“Zulum is always up to his duties, including going to offices of permanent secretaries who are still in bed and challenging them to rise up to their official responsibility.”
Buhari recalled that in 2015 when he assumed office, throughout the 17 local governments in the state in Borno State, only four were not in the hands of Boko Haram, “and we are aware that so many people were using the insurgency to cause problems, but today most of these local governments are free.”
The president added that those behind the insecurity 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,” he explained.
Buhari who praised his host. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, for the infrastructural development in the state, also commended the governors of Lagos, Kaduna, Katsina and Kogi states for their performance in office.