The Presidency has said that the Northeastern region of Nigeria has fared better under the Buhari-led administration. This assertion was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu in Abuja.
The special adviser to the president said the Northeast is better off with President Buhari than it was under the previous administration which is displayed by the massive turnout of voters in the region during the February, 2019 Presidential election.
Garba said this in reaction to the statement made by the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Retired Reverend Father Stephen Mamza who said President Muhammadu Buhari is sleeping on duty as the Commander-in-Chief. Mamza accused President Buhari of not doing enough to check the incessant violence across Nigeria.
Garba however argued that President Buhari is not to blame for the ethnic and religious violence. He said rather than blame the president; community leaders are to blame for the violence.
The presidency said the violence being experienced arose from the refusal of community leaders to point at known criminals in their midst for the law enforcement agencies to act against them.