In what may be interpreted as an endorsement of some critics of her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Friday re-posted videos of senators ridiculing her husband’s administration.
Those who criticised the President in the videos included Senator Isah Misau and Senator Ben Bruce. The footages are those of a debate on the Benue killings which took place at the Senate on Wednesday.
Misau said the newly-appointed director-general of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ahmed Abubakar, is incompetent, and that half of the ministers have not been functioning.
According to the Bauchi senator, “Today, the DG NIA that was just appointed, is he qualified to be there?
“This is a person that failed two exams. We know. And just because he is close to the cabal, he is close to the people calling the shots, he was appointed. So many incompetent people are holding so many functions.
“Even today, 50 per cent of the ministers are not performing. Since the time the president assumed office, he has not taken any decision to move this country.
“Today we are seeing it and everybody is avoiding it, nobody wants to say anything. Until we begin to talk, all these things we are doing here cannot solve our problems.”
On his part, Bruce representing Bayelsa East said it seemed to him like the country is becoming a lawless one, where “there is no consequence for bad behaviour”.
He continued, “It seems to me that Nigeria is becoming a lawless country. The country with no rules and regulations.
“A country where laws are not adhered to. A country where there is no consequence for bad behaviour. We either have a government or we don’t, we either have security agencies or we don’t.
“These are the fundamentals issues at stake today because every day since we have gotten here someone has gotten killed, raped, throat slit, killed at gunpoint.”
Newsworth recalls that this is not the first time that Aisha would publicly disapprove of her husband. She had in October 2016 alleged that her husband’s government had been hijacked by those who played no major role in his election, adding that she might not support his re-election bid.