President Muhammadu Buhari says he does not like when governors make promises during campaign but end up not performing well after winning elections.
Buhari who stated this in an interview with ARISE TV on Thursday, June 10, challenged governors to look inward towards finding solutions to security challenges plaguing their states, particularly those afflicted by killer herdsmen.
The President disclosed that two South-West governors visited him over the destruction of farms in their states by herdsmen.
He said; “I asked them what happened to the grassroots security panels where traditional rulers to local governments who meet regularly to identify the root of their problems and identify crooks within their environment and apprehend the criminals.
“Who destroyed this system? Go back and fix it. Give your people sense of belongings. I don’t like it when people campaign to become governors, and people trusted them with their votes, and after winning, they can’t perform.
“They’re trying to push responsibilities to others. We have three tiers of government: federal, state, and local.’’
On devolution of powers, Buhari frowned upon politicians deliberately destroying the local government system.
“Devolution of powers, you have to define it. Well, actually, the local government system has been killed. The federal, state, and local governments if they agree to flow properly we won’t have all these problems.
“But the problem is the local government has been virtually killed, and this is not good for this country because those who became the local government chairmen have been compromised. If your local government is entitled to receive 300 million and later you are only given 100 million, and the chairman will keep quiet. Is that how we will continue?” he said.
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