Former All Progressives Congress (APC) spokesman, Timi Frank, is wondering if President Buhari is not personally benefiting from the ‘cluelessness’ of Service Chiefs heading the various military institutions. This is even as he asked President Muhammadu Buhari to admit that the number of lives lost and displaced on a daily basis across the country is his responsibility which he must account for.
Worried that the development is happening despite huge sums of money meant to address insecurity issues, he asked Buhari to account for the $1 billion his administration withdrew from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to tackle insurgency and other forms of crimes in Nigeria.
Government had said that the $1 billion, which was withdrawn without Senate approval, was approved by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum.
Frank, who apparently was angry over the recent murder of about 50 in Zamfara State by bandits despite the security money, accused Buhari of only caring about his ambition and not lives of citizens.
Franks’s views were contained in a statement he made available to newsmen on Sunday, where he also alleged that corruption and incompetence of the Service Chiefs were responsible for the security challenges facing the country.
The statement read in part: “No serious government will keep incompetent Service Chiefs if the President himself is not personally benefiting from their cluelessness.
“We are talking of $1billion (or N360billion) unilaterally withdrawn in a single tranche from the ECA by the current administration without any positive effect on the security of the country. Rather insecurity continues to bedevil the country.
“The only achievement we have seen through the current administration is propaganda and fake news to defend their looting.
“Dear Gen. Buhari, please tell the world what you did with $1billion (N360 billion) taken from the Excess Crude Account supposedly to fight insecurity!
“The number of lives lost and that of people displaced on a daily basis across the country is your responsibility which you must account for, but it is obvious that you only care about your ambition.
“The increasing level of insecurity in the country has pushed the citizens to the wall and this will no doubt set this country on fire if you don’t do the needful and urgently too.
“Nigerians should bear in mind that the more money the President approves to fight insecurity, the more the country becomes insecure.”
He then pleaded with international community to, without further delay, intervene in the issue of security in Nigeria in order to prevent the worsening humanitarian situation in the country from getting out of hand because “the present administration has lost the capacity and will to protect the people.”
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