Buhari does not care who runs the country-NEF blast Rotimi Amaechi and ngige for abandoning their duties in search of presidential tickets.
President Muhammadu Buhari has come under fire from the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) for how Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige has handled the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.
NEF spokesman Hakeem Baba-Ahmed criticised former minister Rotimi Amaechi for neglecting his duties in order to pursue the presidential nomination and claimed that Buhari doesn’t care who governs the nation.
The NEF spokesman also claimed in a tweet that Amaechi, the recently-retired minister of transportation, abandoned a halted rail operation in order to run for president.
Before deciding to run for president, he said Amaechi did not secure the release of kidnapped train passengers.
“Ngige was going to leave the ASUU strike and students at home to run for the Presidency of Nigeria,” claims Baba-Ahmed.
“Rotimi Amaechi asked us to make him president of Nigeria while leaving a delayed train service and passengers with kidnappers. Whoever is in charge of a chaotic nation is irrelevant to President Buhari.
ASUU has reportedly been on strike since February 2022, according to DAILY POST. This happened after they had returned from an earlier strike.
Ngige, however, stated that the Federal Government was working to quickly put a stop to the current strike.
Ngige had expressed interest in winning the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential ticket during the strike, but he later withdrew.
Amaechi, unlike Ngige, paid N100,000,000 for the APC presidential nomination forms, however she was defeated in the party’s primary.
Bandits had assaulted a train on the Kaduna-Abuja track a few months before to his resignation as minister, and some passengers had been kidnapped.
While some have been released, others are still in captivity.