‘Nigerians are looking for a talkative President,’ Buhari’s aide says

Adesina made the comment during a recent interview with Radio Continental when he was asked why Buhari had not issued a statement on attacks being carried out by Fulani herdsmen around the country.

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity

“Maybe you didn’t hear the President when he spoke. When the Agatu crisis happened, he decried it and said he was going to ask for security briefing on it and something will be done,” he said.

“And when we were in Qatar, Aljazeera did an interview with the President, and the matter came up and the President spoke on it. He said this herdsmen and farmers clash is as old as time and it is endemic in the country. He said that something would be done about it.

“The Federal government, the state governments and even the local governments will consult, and that was how this ranches idea came out. What I see in Nigeria is that at times people want a talkative President that is speaking every day and he will speak to a point that people are even tired of hearing him.

“The Presidency is the last point in any country but in Nigeria, they want to make it the first point of comment. No, it should not be like that,” he added.

Adesina had earlier said that Nigerians should learn to stop complaining so much.

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