ABUJA NIGERIA. Dr. Junaid Mohammed, a Nigerian lawmaker in the second republic, has said that President Mohammadu Buhari barely read two pages of an economics book he bought for him (President) during the preparation for the presidential election in 2015.
The former lawmaker in an interview with Newspapers on Saturday, and also accused the president of lack of competence in handling the affairs of the nation.
“I suggested the idea of a think tank to Buhari and he agreed and he put together a think tank with quite a number of formidable brains and started meeting in 2015 until I stopped coming. I suggested a number of books for all of us to read and those books were procured. One of the books I recommended to Buhari personally, because it has to do with economic matters especially in dealing with the World Bank and the IMF group, was a book written by a Nobel prize laureate in economics, Joseph Stiglitz,” he said.
“Buhari took the book and opened it, just wrote GMB on it and that was all. Over a year later when I came I found that Buhari had not read two pages out of that book. To me, that is a very dangerous leadership position.”
Dr. Mohammed said unlike President Buhari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, a former head of state, are good readers who listen to advice.
“I am scared of a leader who does not read and who does not look for experts, and I don’t believe any leader no matter how distinguished, who claims and believes that only his own people have all the knowledge in every subject matter in the world; this is a very dangerous attribute Buhari has.”
The Northern politician also accused President Buhari of nepotism, saying; “This man has a penchant for appointing his relations, his friends and what have you into key positions. And given the general disappointment that he has caused Nigerians I think it would be utterly irrational for them to vote for him again”.
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