Speaking at a meeting with Sheikh Sharif Mohammed Kabir Ibn Mohammad, the world leader of Tijjaniya Islamic Movement at State House, Abuja on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari, expressed palpable fears that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in the country, especially those in the North-East, were potential Boko Haram members, if not properly resettled.
According to Vanguard, the President said that the two-million figure of the IDPs is scary and can culminate in another social crisis, and lamented the destruction of public institutions in the North East by Boko Haram terrorists.
“Government is faced with the problem of repairing schools, health centres and whole towns. We must repair their schools and recruit teachers, otherwise they will become tomorrow’s Boko Haram,” he warned.
President Buhari reiterated the importance of justice in the affairs of governance, emphasizing that men and women in authority must show kindness and justice to all the people under them.
While commending the religious group for the profuse prayers they had rendered for three days in Yola, Adamawa State, for the recovery of the economy and peace in the country, the President said the problem oil production was currently experiencing in the country and in the global markets had forced the imperative of agriculture on Nigerians.
He said: “We are learning the hard way. The mistake we made was to abandon agriculture. We came at a time of difficulty the country has never experienced since the civil war.”