The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not at any cost succumb to threats and take decisions under the kind of pressure being mounted on him at the moment.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu stated this in a series of tweets on his personal handle on Friday, said that a national attention was needed now to deal with insecurity in the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Targeting those he said that are using languages such as “the nation will break up,” the Presidential Spokesman assured citizens of Nigeria that the President Buhari will not take decisions against the interest of Nigerians.
He tweeted: “THE Presidency responds to the recurring threats to the corporate existence of the country with factions giving specific timelines for the President to do one thing or another or else, in their language, “the nation will break up.”
“This is to warn that such unpatriotic outbursts are both unhelpful and unwarranted as this government will not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at a time when the nation’s full attention is needed to deal with the security challenges facing it at a time of the Covid-19 health crisis.”
“Repeat: this administration will not take any decision against the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the President’s first responsibility under the Nigerian constitution, out of fear or threats especially in this hour of a health crisis.”
“The President as an elected leader under the same constitution of the federal republic will continue to work with patriotic Nigerians, through and in line with the Parliamentary processes to finding lasting solutions to structural and other impediments to the growth and wellbeing of our dear nation and its people.”