The Northern Youth Coalition (NYC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office as a result of the growing level of insecurity in the country.
The group expressed the fear that the security situation in Nigeria may become like that of Somalia, and advised that it was time the president left office.
The Guardian reports that the group’s national convener, Muhammed Ishaq, said in Abuja on Wednesday, February 12, that the security situation has worsened significantly so much that it is now similar or even worse than what was experienced during the administration of former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
He said President Buhari has failed to fulfil his promise of restoring peace to the country, particularly the northeast, after five years in power, adding the group can no longer take excuses from the Buhari administration while lives are being lost every day due to the security challenges in the north.
“President Buhari has failed to secure the lives and property of Nigerians probably due to lack of political will, commitment or competence and he should therefore, resign to save the country from collapse,” the group said.
This call is akin to that of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe who also asked President Buhari to resign over rising insecurity in the country.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has restated his administration’s commitment to providing lasting solutions to the security challenges bedevilling the country. The president, after his sympathy visit to Borno state over the Sunday, February 9 Boko Haram attack which killed many, gave an assurance that he is taking steps to “ensure improvement in security, nationwide”.
He said: “I assure all Nigerians that we are taking steps to ensure improvement in security, nationwide. In Borno the military will work harder to deal with the insurgents.”