President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday morning while appearing on a live interview with the Arise TV, addressed a series of questions asked on current challenges facing the nation.
Buhari when questioned about the decline in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), said he has asked state governors and traditional rulers to warn the youths to behave themselves and ensure Nigeria is secured so foreign investors can come in to set up establishments to widen job opportunities in the country.
According to the president, no investor will want to waste their fortunes in an unsecured environment. Buhari also alleged that last year’s nationwide #EndSARS protest was a planned move to remove him from office.
He said: “This question was answered last year when there was the #EndSARS protest last year. You remember the young people that wanted to march here and remove me?
“Tell the young people to behave themselves and make the country safe, then we can attract real investors to the country”.
Speaking on his plan to make the people of the south-east feel included in his administration, the Buhari said; “You better get the list of our civil servants, if you think there are no people from the South-East. There are people from the south-east.”
Commenting on activities of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), President Buhari described the separatists as “a dot in a circle,” adding that he has been assured by “the elderly people” and “the youths” from the south-south part of the country that the region has no intention of seceding.
Again he reiterated that the Biafra agitators will be dealt with in the language they understand as the police and the military will go after them.
“I was encouraged by what I heard, nobody told me. Two statements from the South-South: one by the elderly people, they said this time around there would be no (secession). And again the youth made the same statement; such encouragement,” Buhari noted.
He added: “So that IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they’ll have no access to anywhere. And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and properties. I don’t think IPOB knows what they are talking about.
“In any case, we say we’ll talk to them in the language that they understand. We’ll organise the police and the military to pursue them.”
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