Buhari’s utterance on “leaving Nigeria" is offensive – Ex-Minister | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

A former Minister for Environment and Niger Delta Activist, AnnKio Briggs have described comments by President Muhammadu Buhari saying that “anyone who has another country is free to leave” as offensive and unwarranted.

Reacting to comments by President Buhari during a meeting with the Pan-Niger Delta Forum at Abuja, AnnKio Briggs said: “It is a pity, sad and offensive for Mr. President to make such statement as at no point during the meeting did the group raise such issue of anyone leaving Nigeria.

“The comment shows very clear the level of insensitivity and mindset of the government towards the people of the Niger Delta.

The government should know that we had Ijaw land just as other ethnicities like Itsekiri, Urhobo and others have their lands before the existence of the Nigeria state.”

Speaking further, Niger Delta activist said, “When the Lamido Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha told his fellow delegates during the 2014 National Conference under President Goodluck Jonathan that him and his people are prepared to secede from Nigeria to Cameroon if the country disintegrates, President Jonathan did not make counter remarks against them.

“So how can anyone tell us to leave? We existed before Nigeria hence they should know that I have Ijaw land to go to if I choose to.”

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  1. I have BIAFRA to go to too, I have never for 2 seconds considered myself a nigerian (zoo).BIAFRA is the land of hope, innovation and prosperity from God Almighty, not allahu akbar (bomb explodes)

  2. Of late, our President is making lots of unguarded unwarranted statements. To show how low he can descend in making public speeches, he ridiculed women in a country where a woman is the head of state by suggesting that women's role should be in the kitchen and bed room (for sexual pleasure of their husbands).

    This country has never been this doomed...!


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