By Bola Kougbe
President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, said the country faces huge social crisis, if victims of Boko Haram onslaughts currently in refugee camps are not resettled. It is believed there are about two million displaced persons in various camps across the northeast region.
Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, stated that Buhari laments the destruction of public institutions in the North-East by the sect. Shehu voiced Buhari’s concern of an impending crisis during a meeting with the world leader of the Tijjaniya Islamic Movement, Sheikh Sharif Ibn Mohammad, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“Government is faced with the problem of repairing schools, health centres and whole towns. We must repair their schools and recruit teachers otherwise they will become tomorrow’s Boko Haram,” Buhari warned.
Buhari assured Nigerians that his administration would not relent in the effort to achieve self-reliance and security for the nation. He also requested religious leaders to persuade Nigerians to embrace hard work, endurance and patience.
The Sheikh commended the President’s sense of justice and concern for the people of Nigeria.
He assured Buhari that the Tijjaniya movement was in full support of the administration and would continue to pray for its success.