The first lady, Aisha Buhari has slammed Ministers and governors on Friday over an unending security crisis and poor governance in the country.
The first lady took a swipe at them for failing to provide basic social amenities and infrastructure while speaking at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs general assembly and national executive council meeting at the National Mosque in Abuja on Friday.
While lamenting that things were getting out of hand, she said rising cases of insecurity was as a result of injustice. This she added made it impossible for some Nigerians to travel to their states and villages and live peacefully.
While noting that President Muhamadu Buhari alone cannot handle the challenges facing the nation, Aisha Buhari admonished the political leaders to work together to bring the country out of the doldrums.
The First Lady also called on the Muslim Ummah in the country to embrace the communique and directive that would be issued by the council.
On the high rate of insecurity in the country, Aisha Buhari said if the needful was not done, Nigerians would regret the outcome of insecurity soon.
“We either fasten our seatbelts and do the needful or we all regret it very soon because at the rate things are going, things are getting completely out of hand.
“The VP (Yemi Osinbajo) is here. Some ministers are here. They are supposed to do justice to the situation.
“People cannot afford potable water in this country while we have governors. Since this is the highest decision-making body of Islamic affairs, for those that are listening, we should fear God, and we should know that one day, we will return to God and account for our deeds here on earth.”
The first lady has blamed fake news for the reason why some people can’t visit their respective villages. She is, therefore, calling for the regulation of social media, citing an instance of China with about 1.3 billion regulating its what goes on the internet.
“On this issue of social media, you cannot just sit in the comfort of your house and tweet that the Vice President has resigned. It is a serious issue. If China can control over 1.3 billion people on social media, I see no reason why Nigeria cannot attempt controlling only 180 million people.
“We must do justice to ourselves. Most of us here, as a result of a long time of injustice done to others, cannot go to our villages and sleep with our two eyes closed.
“We all know that my husband has three years to go. We either fasten our seatbelts and do the needful or we all regret it very soon.