Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and presidential aspirant in the last general elections, Kingsley Moghalu, on Sunday, November 29, reiterated that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is not capable of protecting Nigerians.
Moghalu made this statement in reaction to the killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday.
He also lamented the state of insecurity in the country; also adding that Nigeria was fast becoming a failed state under Buhari.
Moghalu, who wrote on his verified Twitter handle, said the “barbaric beheading of the farmers is a national outrage and also a tragedy” that should not have happened if Buhari is hands-on and takes the security of the country seriously.
“The barbaric beheading of 43 Nigerians in Zabarmari village in Borno State by Boko Haram is a national outrage and tragedy,” he tweeted.
In other tweets, he wrote: “It’s increasingly clear that @NigeriaGov is unable to protect the lives of Nigerians. What does that mean? Our country is becoming a failed state.
“The real challenge we face: Can Nigeria survive until 2023; without a massive implosion? #NoSecurity #NoEconomy. What’s left? #Restructuring
“It is a travesty that a government that can’t protect the lives of its citizens spends all its energy attempting to suppress #EndSARS peaceful protesters; freezing their bank accounts and bringing spurious legal charges.
“Our government and our Central Bank call peaceful citizens financiers of terrorism; while the real terrorists are having a field day with Nigerian lives; and no one apparently can stop them and their real financiers. It is a national shame.”
Meanwhile, a former Minister of Education in Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili, on Sunday, November 29, called for an assessment of the physical and mental capabilities of President Muhammadu Buhari over his handling of the nation’s affairs.
Ezekwesili made this assertion via her Twitter handle; in the aftermath of the killing of 43 Nigerian farmers by Boko Haram on Sunday.
According to the former Minister, a medical panel should be set up to assess Buhari; also adding that the “condition of Nigeria has become too grave for citizens to sit still and go about their duties without asking questions.”
“I think that at this stage and depth of fragility of the Nigeria-State; privacy has to yield ground to our right to know, as citizens, the state of health of Buhari,” Ezekwesili tweeted.