President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called on Nigerians to show more understanding in the face of the current security situation the nation is facing.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, qouted President Buhari as saying this while speaking with State House correspondents after observing the Eid prayers, marking the end of one month-long Ramadan fast, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Shehu qouted Buhari as saying: “I expect Nigerians to be more understanding on the issues involved, looking at time and available resources.
“For example, when we came in, in the North East, ask people in Adamawa and Borno States and the South South in terms of security.
“Without security, you can’t do anything. Our big surprise and disappointment is what is happening in the North West and we are dealing with it.”
The President, in the same vein, also appealed to the nation’s elite to show a better appreciation of the problems facing the country.
“The elite should make the attempt to understand the military. If we order for weapons and armored vehicles, it takes time for the manufacturer.
“It takes time to ship them and when brought here eventually, they are taken to training institutions, train the trainers before sending them to the field. This is a very long process,” the President explained.