👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
A former two term governor of Lagos State Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari led government to increase the number of police officers, by recruiting young people.
Asiwaju, who made the remark at his 69th birthday, which was chaired by the President online, said with youth unemployment recorded at “33 percent,” there is competition between the Government, “armed robbers and bandits to recruit from the youths who are unemployed.”
The former Lagos governor, who is being celebrated in a colloquium held yearly in his honour, said the government could recruit about 50 million youths into the Nigerian Army and Police.
At present, the Nigerian police is being led by Mohammed Adamu, who was meant to have retired in February, having completed 35 years of services.
Asiwaju Tinubu, who was instrumental in the creation of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the party that brought President Buhari into office in 2015 and again in 2019. has not been able to sustain his friendship with the president.
Recently, a press statement was issued by Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s spokesperson to assure the public that there is no rift between the pair.
But this did not seem to shut the mouth of oberservers, who believe that all is not well between the two.
The statement made by Asiwaju, noting that the high level of unemployment is a a recognition of the President’s failed leadership.
Some would agree that Asiwaju has also become a wailer.
Asiwaju Tinubu, whose 12th colloquium was held in Kano today, is probably trying to distance himself from Buhari’s record, and it is making the rift between them more obvious, a government analyst said in an interview with DENISAURUS News
DENISAURUS News had previously reported in 2017, that a rift had occurred between the two men.
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Although, he has not made any official confirmation, it is being spread across the nation that Asiwaju intends to take over the reigns of Asorock in 2023, but President Buhari is not likely to support it.