The Northern Elders Forum on Sunday tackled President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he has failed to move the nation forward.
The Prof Ango Abdullahi-led group made the pronunciation at a press conference on the state of the nation held in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Prominent among the northerners at the briefing included a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alamin Daggash(retd.); Secretary of the Coalition of Northern Groups, Abdullahi Usman; and NEF Chairman, Prof. Ango Abdullahi; Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, Deputy National Chairman of NEF.
Others were Alhaji Bello Kirfi (Wazirin Bauchi); DIG Labaran Wurno, Alhaji Yakubu Shehu, former Managing Director of the defunct Bank of the North,and Hajiya Amina Yahaya.
The group said the president has failed to secure the lives and properties of Nigerians. They urged him to change the nation’s service chiefs.
“The forum demands a thorough overhaul of the leadership of our security and public safety agencies, and the injection of higher levels of competence, integrity and accountability in the manner our troops and the police and security agencies deal with security challenges.
“The relationship between insecurity and poverty is fundamental, but the administration does not appear to have any idea on what will provide relief or solution,” the forum said.