The Presidency has described Ango Abdullahi, leader of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), as a general without troops.
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This was contained in a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Sunday after Abdullahi said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government had disappointed the country as attacks by bandits and Boko Haram are on the rise.
“We are not surprised by this latest statement by Prof. Abdullahi, and our past position on what his group represents remains unchanged: a mere irritant and featherweight,” he said.
“The former vice chancellor signed the statement under the banner of Northern Elders Forum (NEF). Hearing that title, you would think the body was a conglomeration of true elders. But the truth is that NEF is just Ango Abdullahi, and Ango Abdullahi is NEF.
“It is a quasi-organization that boasts of no credible membership, and its leader is akin to a General without troops.”
“NEF is merely waving a flag that is at half-mast. President Buhari steadily and steadfastly focuses on the task of retooling Nigeria, and discerning Nigerians know the true state of the nation. They don’t need a paper tiger to tell them anything.”