The First Lady of Nigeria, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has berated state governors in the country over their inability to provide basic social amenities and infrastructure needed to improve the lives of the governed.
Aisha who spoke at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) General Assembly and National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the National Mosque in Abuja on Friday also alerted that things are getting out of hand in the country, stating that her husband alone cannot handle the challenges of the nation.
Speaking further at the meeting with the theme “Islam and National Development”, Aisha also admonished the political class to work together to bail the country out of the challenges.
She said; “We should either fasten our seatbelts and do the needful or we will all regret it very soon because, at the rate things are going, things are getting completely out of hand. The VP (Yemi Osinbajo) is here, some ministers are here, they are supposed to do justice to the situation.
“People cannot afford potable water in this country while we have governors. Since this is the highest decision-making body of Islamic affairs, for those that are listening we should fear God, and we should know that one day, we will return to God and account for our deeds here on earth,” Mrs Buhari added.
She also called for the regulation of social media, noting that China with about 1.3bn people had done so, stressing that many people could not visit their villages on account of fake news broadcasts.
Aisha said; “On this issue of social media, you cannot just sit in the comfort of your house and tweet that the vice president has resigned, it is a serious issue. If China can control over 1.3bn people on social media, I see no reason why Nigeria cannot attempt controlling only 180m people.”