President Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina has lambasted Nigerian governors for blaming the Buhari.
Mr Femi accused the governors of shirking in their responsibilities and turned around to blame their failings on President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Adesina said the governors deploy such methods to whip up resentment against the president and buy peoples sympathies in order to deflect attention from their inadequacies.
“Some Governors think they can be heroes by antagonizing the President (Mr Buhari). If they owe salaries and pensions, once the month is ending, they begin to abuse the President, thinking their people would forget the outstanding salaries and pensions,” Mr Adesina wrote in his weekly column on Facebook.
“When they have not built a single kilometer of road, it is Buhari. When infrastructure has decayed under them, it is Buhari. When they can’t secure the lives and property of the people they govern, it is Buhari. They play to the gallery, thinking they will receive applause from their people,” he added.
Over time, many governors have complained that they have no real control of the security assets in their states though they are nominally their states’ chief security officer. Extant laws vest the command and control of Nigeria’s security apparatuses, including the military, police and the paramilitary, at the centre.