…Reminds That It Was Lie’s Sort of Thinking That Slowed Down Serious
Solutions to Boko Haram Insurgency
By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Former Taraba commissioner of information, Emmanuel Bello, has berated the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed for attempting to politicise the crisis in parts of the South East, occasioned by the Nnamdi Kanu led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The former commissioner called on the minister to be more concerned about the real threat to APC – which is the millions who are hungry and angry across the country rather than accusing disgruntled politicians.
Bello said that by reducing the Biafran agitation to the handiwork of
political opponents of the government, the minister has ignored the higher levels of the crisis and has thus lost his ways in finding answers.
Stressing that it was this sort of thinking that slowed down finding serious
solutions to the Boko Haram insurgency years ago.
He noted that Lai Mohammed sounds like those who still believed Boko
Haram was created to railroad the last administration.
Sundiata Post recalls that the minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had said political opponents of the
administration were behind the agitation, stressing that it was
contrived to rubbish the incumbent administration of President
According to Bello “A simplistic over view of this crisis won’t help us. And
trying to make political gains from it may even backfire. We need
leadership now more than ever before.
Adding that such a position would stifle serious efforts at seeking clear solution to a multifaceted problem.
nation, would have its share of challenges but with good leadership we will address them”.
manned by people of his own tribe. Ideologues are often not
reasonable, Bello said.
difficulties. But then that is why there is leadership too.
He said, ” a simplistic over view of this crisis won’t help us. And trying to make political gains from it may even backfire.
Bello said the greatest enemy of the APC right now is the pervasive
hardship in the country. “I think, rather than worry about those who are politically disgruntled, Lai Mohammed should be concerned about millions who are hungry and angry across the country.