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Why President Buhari needs to speak on the rising insecurity in the nation

President Muhammadu Buhari seems to have taken a vow of silence and is fixated on not addressing Nigerians directly. Never have Nigerians had a president who would go years without speaking to the press or in a live broadcast. Instead, what Nigerians have been treated to is beautiful pictures thanks to  Bayo Omoboriowoand countless statement from Femi Adesina or Garba Shehu or Lauretta Onochie or other media aides.

Of course the work of the media aides is to communicate the thoughts and speeches of the president but they are not supposed to be louder than their principal. President Buhari communicated with Nigerians before he came into office. So what changed about Nigerians that has made it difficult for the president to speak his thoughts directly to us?

Sometimes, it is even difficult to tell if the things that come out of Garba Shehu or Femi Adesina’s ,mouth is actually what President Buhari says or how he would have loved to say it. Take for example Garba Shehu telling Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka to stop his criticism of President Buhari and stick to literature as that is what he is knowledgeable about. This is the same Soyinka whose play was used during Nigeria’s independence celebration. The same man whose writings unsettled the government  and his action shook the state. Same person who was sent to prison for condemning the treatment of Igbos. That is the same man Shehu speculated is not knowledgeable about politics.Is that the thought of Shehu or he communicated the thoughts of the president?

President Buhari must speak to Nigerians especially at this critical time when the country needs the assurance of their president as the country faces multiple insecurity issues on all fronts. He should speak and let us hear him directly.

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