- Some lawmakers have faulted President Muhammadu Buhari over his statement when he addressed world leaders recently
- According to the lawmakers, what the president told the world does not truly depict the situation of things at home
- Going further, the lawmakers said the president's speech failed to show empathy for those that have been wasted as a result of terrorism in the country
President Muhammadu Buhari has been called out over his speech at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
According to the minority caucus in the House of Representatives, the claims in the president's speech were “in complete disagreement with the ugly reality of the failures of his administration, Punch Newspaper reports.
The caucus made this known in a statement issued on Sunday, September 26, by the minority leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, and titled, ‘Minority Reps Flays Claims In President Buhari’s UNGA Speech, The Cable added.
The statement read in part:“
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“The minority caucus was alarmed by President Buhari’s report to UNGA that terrorists have been so weakened in Nigeria that they are now preying on soft targets, when in reality, insurgents have become so emboldened under his watch, that they are now attacking military formations, kidnapping and killing our gallant officers while overrunning communities and murdering our citizens without restrain."
How border closure helped Nigeria - Buhari
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that President Buhari on Wednesday, September 22, said the closure of Nigeria's borders for over one year helped the country “tremendously”.
Presidential spokesman Adesina said the president said this when he held a meeting with Maxima Zorreguieta, Queen of the Netherlands, in the US.
Legit.ng recalls that the federal government had, in August 2019, ordered a closure of the country’s land borders over illegal importation of drugs, arms and agricultural products into Nigeria from neighbouring West African countries.
Photos emerge as Buhari meets WTO DG, Okonjo-Iweala in New York
Meanwhile, Buhari met with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Director General of the World Trade Organization in New York.
The photos were shared by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity on his official Facebook page on Tuesday, September 20.
According to him, the meeting between the duo took place on Monday, September 20, while the Nigerian leader is in US for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).
Arewa group lauds Nigerians for identifying with country at 76th UN General Assembly
Earlier, the Arewa Youth Federation has lauded Nigerians living in the United States of America for showing solidarity with the country and its president, Buhari, in New York.
The group in a statement signed by its president, Muhammad Matazu described the act as patriotic and appealed to the few who have refused to see the good things happening in the country to have a rethink.
Legit.ng gathered that the participants waved the Nigerian national flags, sported t-shirts, and displayed banners announcing progress made, their commitment to one Nigeria, and a yearning for peace and progress.
Nigeria Must Not Break: People in New York campaign against secession
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigerians living in New York staged a solidarity march in support of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
The protesters converged near the United Nations Secretariat ahead of the UN general assembly (UNGA) which is expected to commence on Tuesday, September 21.
Nigerians at home have dismissed the protesters, claiming most of them are paid to participate.
Source: Legit Nigeria