The Governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the best thing to happen to Nigeria.
Governor Abubakar while speaking on Channels TV on Wednesday said the President has recorded a lot of achievements.
The presenter had asked him if he agrees with his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts who said Buhari is the best thing to happen to Nigeria and he said: “I agree with the given circumstances we have now. I believe 100 per cent. I know what I inherited. I know the trouble I got through. I know at one time, I even wanted to leave. Really, without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors.
“If you remember, he bailed out all the states, gave 18-month support for us to pay salaries, I mean all of the governors. He paid the Paris fund money for all to do infrastructure.”
He further stated that the Buhari is dealing with the herder-farmer crisis well, saying the situation predates him.
“The Fulani herdsmen crisis with the farmers has been brewing for so many years, and that developed over time because of the neglect of past leaders.”
“Unfortunately for us, it gets right at this time and President Muhammadu Buhari is doing his best to solve this problem and curtail the onslaught.”
“If we look at this critically and analyse it critically, certainly the banditry and kidnapping did not start with Buhari, it just continued,” he said.
Meanwhile, Buhari has blamed unemployment and lack of opportunities in most rural communities for insecurity being witnessed in parts of the country.
Buhari stated this while receiving members of the Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.