Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has called out President Muhammadu Buhari for attributing the security challenges in the country to the failure of states and local governments.
Recall that the President during an interview in Arise TV said governors and local government chairmen were also voted into office to provide basic necessities to their electorates.
Buhari further directed Governors to tackle the insecurity challenges experienced in their states and stop running to Aso Rock every time.
Reacting, Governor Masari in an interview with newsmen, said it was wrong for the President to blame states and local governments.
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“It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure protection of lives and property of citizens in all nooks and cranny of the country.
“In the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the issue of security is under the Exclusive List so it is the responsibility of the Federal Government and states can only complement and this is what we have always done and are still doing.
“Based on provisions of the Constitution, the blame should go to the Federal Government for the general state of insecurity in Nigeria,” he said.
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