Former Archbishop of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, has said accused the Muhammadu Buhari led government of incompetence in dealing with issues of Boko Haram terrorists and other insurgency groups in the country.
Cardinal Okogie said this in view of the prevailing security issues in the country.
He said that the presidential spokesman has not been giving honest response to Nigerians, but rather has been insulting with irresponsible statements on the state of security in the nation.
He said, “One of the biggest lies ever told by any government in the history of Nigeria is that Boko Haram has been technically defeated.
“Boko Haram has not been defeated. It is, in fact, waxing stronger.
“Any government spokesperson, presidential media assistant or service chief, who says that Boko Haram has been defeated, will be answerable to God for every life that Boko Haram has destroyed.
“Nigerians have the right and duty to interrogate government on the level of insecurity in this country, but instead of honest responses, they are insulted by Presidential spokespersons who combine insolence and mendacity.
“With these and other indices available in the public domain, can it be sincerely said that Boko Haram is in any sense defeated?
“As government spokespersons, they are officials who are paid by the people.
“Nigeria’s money belongs to Nigerians, not to the government. Such a mistaken assumption encourages mismanagement of Nigeria’s wealth.
“It also makes government officials ignore the fact that the people they insult by their insensitive and unguarded utterances are the same people who pay their salaries.”