Femi Adesina, one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokespersons, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, revealed that President Buhari does not make decisions on who or where he visits.
He pointed out that it was left for the would-be hosts and his protocol staff to do so.
He said this when he appeared on Ray Power Radio, in Abuja.
Adesina also revealed why the killings and destruction of properties continued in Benue even with heavy security presence in the state.
He said, “It is a different setting. You do your own thing according to your own country. You do not have to be a copycat.
“When the President visits a place like that, the hosts along with the President’s protocol people draw up programmes and agree on the places where the President will go. So, it is not as if the President will just say ‘this is where I will go.’ It is a concerted thing.
“It simply tells you that the President is not omniscient. No human being is omniscient; it is only God because he knows all things.
“The President said last week that he has his channels of getting information apart from security reports he receives as President, but it does not mean that he gets every information under the sun.
“Even in the best countries in the world, the superpowers, there are still security breaches,” Adesina said.
“It is not the responsibility of the President alone. What Nigerians expect is that everything should flow from the top which is not correct. It should rather flow from the bottom up.
“The Tor Tiv said it yesterday that he believed now that traditional rulers should be given constitutional roles so that they can be part of the security apparatus.
“He called for a reordering of the security architecture in the country and it makes a lot of sense. Whatever is going to be done to solve this security we now have in an enduring manner, the President will do.”
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