Nigerians have expressed their displeasure with President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech on the current security situation in the country.
After weeks of #EndSARS protests, Buhari in a live broadcast on Thursday evening finally addressed angry Nigerians.
In his less than 15-minute address, the President told the protesters that their voices had been heard “loud and clear”.
Without directly addressing the shootings by soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos State and other parts of the country, the President asked Nigerians to take advantage of some of the poverty alleviation initiatives by his administration.
But reacting to Buhari’s speech on Thursday night, many Nigerians on Twitter scored him low, insisting that he lost a great chance to grant citizens good leadership.
Buhari’s speech seems to have further aggravated the tension as many said they believed the President is insensitive.
Here are tweets that greeted the President’s speech…….
@OgunsLola1, a Twitter user, said, “We lost our brother’s and friends just because we are fighting for our right. And President Buhari couldn’t show any sympathy. It is a pity that we don’t have any hope in you anymore… #Bad_government #EndsSARS.”
@PON_2023 said, “Why is @MBuhari still talking about the Trader Moni at the midst of piling bodies almost everywhere in the country? What pains is the fact that the monster didn’t even mention #Lekkitollgatemassacre.”
@dzachang said, “The man Buhari is incompetent. He cannot help it, even if he tries. The people around him do the same thing too. Those around him know, and that’s why it takes days to prepare him to do anything. Still ends up as nonsense. A prime example was his live talk with his vice on NTA.”
@mustaphajimoh said; “Trying to hold Buhari in 2020 is a waste of time, and I tell you he doesn’t care whether APC loses 2023, it’s high time we focused on the states and local government officials accountable.
“If we have 15 “reasonable” youths as governors, these guys will not run for President, I swear.”
@annonlelion said, “After President Muhammadu Buhari finished addressing the nation, Jesus wept and said it is finished.”
@investorprince said, “No apology for Lekki massacre and no condemnation to more like that in other places. No respect for the citizens. No photographer and [email protected] the scene. They took the recorded tape off and showed us the Nigerian flag, where is the live caption of him zooming off to? Where is @MBuhari.”
@hottchocklate said, “Buhari addresses Nigerians with zero empathy. Subtly implying consequences of further protests. Making excuses for the death of peaceful protesters. Not talking about compensation after the massacre.”