On the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari from the UK visit back to Nigerian, he was asked by a reporter on tackling insecurity in the country.
The reporter asked “are we likely to see a different approach in the fight against insecurity, especially kidnapping, which is a big issue now?”
The President said, “you know, I have just seen the IG, he is… I think he is losing weight; so, I think he is working very hard”.
Many Nigerians are very angry at the President’s response for taking such crucial matter for joke.
Sowore a Human Activist and former Nigeria Presidential candidate blasted Buhari for such statements, he said: “I think the President has lost it. His reaction is at variance with the gravity of the insecurity in the country”.
Oby Ezekwesili, former Nigerian Minister of Education and former presidential candidate also accused the president for making jokes out of the country insecurity.
Some of other Nigerians response to the President comment on social media:
@oddminers : In Nigeria when U lose weight you are working hard. Same mentality most of us use in our daily lives. If we don’t sweat in the work or job, U ain’t doing nothing. Sweating and weight loss is the yardstick for hard work. Learnt something new
@Rjay_omale: Amidst all the killings and kidnappings Buhari still makes jokes. IGP is loosing weight so IGP is working??
It just tells something about Buhari himself.