Northern Elders Forum blast Presidency over insecurity

Obinwannem News Northern Elders Forum blast Presidency over insecurity

The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) has lambasted the Buhari-l Administration for its failure to handle the country’s security challenges.

Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed of the forum in a statement also condemned the sluggish efforts of the Government on the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Highway.

Wondering why the highway project involving 375 kilometers linking the North and South was awarded in 2017 only for work to commence in 2018, the NEF stated that the condition of the project has attracted kidnappers and bandits whose nefarious activities were responsible for the loss of lives and property worth billions of naira.

It stated: “Northern Elders’ Forum received information from those with responsibility for the reconstruction of the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Highway that works on this vital artery in the North will not be completed for the next five years.

“The Forum is deeply shocked by this information. Although it is consistent with a registered record of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to matters affecting people of the North, it is nonetheless irrefutable evidence that this administration does not care about the people of the North, their economy or their security.

“The only thing that mattered to him were our votes. This administration has just sentenced northerners to another five years to live with many threats to life and economy on this important highway.”

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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