Tinubu does not know what is happening in Nigeria — Senate Chief Whip


The Chief Whip of the Senate, Ali Ndume, said President Bola Tinubu is ignorant of situations bedevilling the country.

Ndume had earlier in an interview with BBC Hausa Service accused the President of operating a closed door policy that alienated those capable of advising him properly including some ministers.

“The major problem with this government is that its doors are closed, to the extent that even some ministers cannot see the President, not to mention members of the National Assembly, who do not have the opportunity to meet with him and discuss the issues affecting their constituencies,” the Senator from Borno South told BBC.

Yesterday, the All Progressives Congress, APC Chieftain at the National Assembly complex in Abuja, reiterated his claim in an interview with newsmen saying, “Mr President is not in the picture of what is happening outside the Villa. He has been fenced off and caged. Many of us won’t go through the backdoor to engage him.

“Now, they have stopped him from talking, and he doesn’t have public affairs managers, except for his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, who writes press statements. Nigerians are getting very angry.”

He went on to lament the growing food insecurity, “The government is not doing anything about the food scarcity, and it needs to act urgently. We don’t have food reserves. A food crisis is the worst crisis any nation can encounter. If we add that to the security crisis, it will be severe.”

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