Opinions are divided over Buhari’s interview which he granted to a satellite Nigerian television station, Arise Television.
While many believe the president has delivered on the questions posed to him by a team of journalists, led by the former spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati, others say the president was evasive on most of the talking points of the interview.
Many believe the president veered off on questions about insecurity, foreign direct investment (FDI) and secessionist groups in the country.
According to them, the country is on autopilot as the president has failed to give concrete answers to most of the questions.
@Firstladyship said: “Using Arise TV for the Buhari interview was a master stroke, for good optics. They knew Nigerians won’t be too inclined to slander Arise TV. John Momoh, Seun & Channels TV crew, would have been torn apart.
Arise TV should watch it. Garba Shehu & Femi Adesina are up to no good.”
“After watching Buhari’s interview with Arise TV, it is now obvious that this country is on autopilot. This man has no vision or plans for this country. Just laughing at questions about important national matters”, Irunnia said.
But Kevin Odanz believes Buhari was on point on most, if not all the questions.
“Buhari just said on Arise TV that the reason he doesn’t talk about what he is doing to tackle insecurity in the country is because he wants to catch criminals unawares. He doesn’t want bandits, kidnappers and co to know what is coming for them. I assuuuuure you,” he said.
Buhari, who rarely grants an interview has been flayed by many in the past for ignoring the media in Nigeria.