Say what you will about President Muhammadu Buhari, but one thing about him is that he is consistent. He just doesn’t care about the lives of ordinary Nigerians, he doesn’t care what they think either and he has been very consistent on this. He also can’t be bothered with keeping up appearances.
110 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram in Dapchi, Yobe State on 19 February. And as sure as night comes after day, Buhari did not bother to visit the state. Yesterday, he went to nearby Kano for the wedding of the son of Oyo State governor Abiola Ajimobi to the daughter of Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Predictably, the opposition were quick to point out the president’s insensitivity, with Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, leading the charge.
I'm of the opinion that President Buhari should visit Dapchi where 110 school girls were abducted by Boko Haram.Kano is not far from Yobe State.
The other time, he was in Nasarawa State, but didn't visit its next door neighbour, Benue where over 70 people were killed by herdsmen.
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) March 3, 2018
In January, about 73 people were slaughtered in Benue State by Fulani herdsmen and Buhari couldn’t bring himself to visit the state. Yet he visited neighbouring Nasarawa a few weeks later for what many saw as campaign event for his 2019 reelection.
Writer Ayo Sogunro once observed: “The value of human life in Nigeria is measured in economic status and family background.” While the Nigerian constitution states that the security and welfare of all Nigerians should be the primary purpose of government at all levels, Buhari continues to demonstrate a callous and palpable disregard for the lives of ordinary Nigerians.