Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), the President, On Thursday, he began a two-day official visit to his home state of Katsina, where he unveiled a number of government-run initiatives.
However, a protest by young people protesting the country’s hardships marked his first day in the state.
Shortly after the President opened the Kofar Kaura Underpass in Katsina, the youth staged the protest a few minutes after noon.
After Buhari left the area, the protesters threw stones at the crowd at the Kofar Kaura Underpass, causing a commotion there.
In addition, the boys shouted as they set up bonfires along the Yahaya Madaki Way, a few meters from the underpass: In Hausa, “We no go do” means “We don’t need you.”
In a viral video, a large group of young people engaged in a road fight with some police officers while violently criticizing the government.
The development comes 72 hours after Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, was stoned at a campaign rally in Katsina by suspected hoodlums.
Several vehicles were reportedly damaged when the criminals threw stones outside the location of the campaign.
“Our candidate held a hugely successful rally at the Muhammad Dikko Stadium following a town hall meeting with women. The Head of Media, Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Diran Onifade, made this disclosure in a statement. “On his way to the airport, hoodlums attacked the car our candidate was riding in with heavy stones from his driver’s side, causing substantial damage to the vehicle,” Onifade said.
When the youth stormed the underpass and began yelling “Bamuyi,” or “We are not interested,” Buhari had finished the ceremony and left.
Additionally, they hurled stones at the state government delegation leaving the project site.
After that, security personnel used tear gas to disperse them.
One of the young people said they were protesting the country’s hardships and wanted to make the President aware of the situation.
“We are suffering,” declared one protester. no job; Police spokesperson However, Gambo Isah, the spokesman for the Katsina police command, stated that there was no protest.
He noted, “Neither the President nor his convoy were stoned.” I was in the convoy with them. The project was launched successfully by the President. When we learned that kaoraye, or rioters, were fighting in the Sabwa ungwa area while we were at another inauguration, we went there. Ten of them were taken into custody, and an investigation is already underway.
Questions regarding the youth’s actions were not answered by Ahmad Katsina, the governor’s Special Adviser on Security Matters.
The remodeled General Hospital, Revenue House, the Katsina Water Supply Booster Station, the Kofar Kwaya Underpass, the Metrology Institute of Nigeria, and the Darma Rice Mill are among the other projects that Buhari has unveiled.
Additionally, Buhari visited the first flyover in the Government Reserved Area, which is currently 90 percent complete.
In the Banquet hall of the Government House, he met with some state elders and opinion leaders.
The state’s leaders were led to the meeting by Governor Aminu Masari, whose deputy Mannir Yakubu was also there; Dahiru Manga and Salisu Mamman, two businessmen; Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, Dr. Umar Dikko Radda, candidate for governor of the state and others, among others,
He was also supposed to call Alhaji Faruq Umar, the Emir of Daura, out of courtesy.
The President criticized the elite in his speech for being “very selfish” rather than working together for the benefit of their fellow citizens.
In the past, “our elite did not put their heads together to move the country forward.” They were very narcissistic. During a luncheon, Buhari stated, “I insist they should think of the country more than themselves.”
He claims that the country’s standard of living would be more bearable if the elite cared more about the common people.
When reminiscing about the golden age of high oil prices, the President expressed regret that the previous administrations did not maximize the resources available for infrastructure expansion.
“Our elite did not put their heads together in the years past in order to move the country forward,” Buhari said, comparing the circumstances prior to and following his election in 2015. They were very narcissistic.