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President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by lalasticlala(m): 5:20pm On Jun 11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lKTSdpc0go

ARISE News spoke exclusively to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. It's the first interview he's granted since beginning his second term in office more than two years ago. He told us about his worries for different parts of the country - including the northwest which he said was his biggest concern. He says the people there are the same - with the same culture - but despite that they're killing each other.

He told us he's given the police and military the power to be ruthless with those behind the insecurity in the region. But the president wasn't so open when it came to the topic of Twitter - saying only that he'd keep that to himself. Here's our full interview.

17 Things President Buhari Addressed in His Interview with Arise News

In an interview with Arise News host Tundun Abiola, Reuben Abati, Arise News Chairman Nduka Obaigbena, and current head of the editorial board of ThisDay, Olusegun Adeniyi, President Muhammadu Buhari publicly addressed subjects such as the Twitter suspension, IPOB, insecurity, economy, and corruption in Nigeria.

On Border Closure & Corruption

We are impressed with Nigerians who went back to the farm. We made sure our neighbours especially Niger Republic understand it. The Niger government cooperated with us. (Fighting) corruption is very difficult under this system (and even under the military system). But in this system, doing things with immediate effect is not possible because those who have the money can hire first class lawyers and cases may take 10 years. I assure you, despite the problem with the system, if we have correct intelligence that someone is not accountable, we ease them out. Those in top positions in my government know this.

On Shekau’s Death & Security in North East

Governor Zulum of Borno told me Boko Haram are Nigerians. You can’t kill innocent people and say “God is Great”. We have problem of unemployment. The level of poverty is almost unimaginable. Those who are really keeping in touch with what we are doing, know the difference between when we came in and now. The people in North East and South South can tell you the difference.

On Banditry

We have changed Service Chiefs, who were also part of the system during previous tenures and tasked them to go round the country and make changes where necessary. We can’t divulge what they are doing so as not to make the bandits aware of our strategy.

The important thing is local security operations. We have police in every town and I’ve been pushing them to sustain their work. Bandits are experiencing heavy casualties.

On State Police

I’ve told governors who came to me to complain about herders and farmers crises to go back to the old system where traditional leaders, police, traders and elders meet regularly to discuss security situation in their localities and solve them. And if it is above them, they pass it on. Governors can’t go round and win elections and then sit tight and wait for somebody to do their jobs for them.

On Open Grazing

What I did was ask governors to go and dig the gazette of the first republic. There are cattle routes and grazing areas. If you allow your cattle to stray into any farm, you are arrested. The problem is trying to understand the culture of the cattle rearers. The Nigerian cattle rearer has nothing else about from machetes and sticks to cut trees for cattle. Fulani herders from outside Nigeria (who look the same as Nigerians) move to Nigeria and they look like they are from Nigeria and some of them carry AK 47.

Devolution of Power

The problem is the local government has been virtually killed because those who became local government chairmen have been compromised. If you LG is entitled to N300m, a letter will be prepared for you to sign that you’ve received N300m and you’ll be given N100m.

Protection of Children and Schools and Lifting Families Out of Poverty

Try and appreciate FG’s efforts – change of service chiefs, e.t.c but we don’t want to give publicity to their strategy so as not to make real criminals aware. We’ve given security agencies the go ahead to treat criminals everywhere in the language they understand and in a few weeks you’ll begin to see results.

South East Security Crises

IPOB is like a dot in a circle, if they want to exist, they’ll have no access to anywhere. And the way they are spread all over the country, having business and property, I think IPOB doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Anyway, we’ve said we’ll talk to them in the language they understand, we’ll organise the police and military to pursue them, that’s what we can do and we’ll do it.

Lifting Suspension Of Twitter

I’ll keep it to myself

Including South Easterners (and the South in General) in Government

Positions in government/military have to be earned. You can’t just pick somebody to balance up. People have to go through the system to rise up.

On Corruption and Members of Other Parties Joining APC

Because one or two governors joined APC? What this administration can do is make sure APC lasts beyond this admin. That’s why the party is doing registration at all levels. However, you’re being very unfair to us when you say joining APC makes all your alleged corrupt practices go away.

Power Rotation in APC

Let’s allow the party to decide. We started from bottom up. The party committee has from now till end of this month to come with a strategy for general elections. Those who want to be president, they better join APC

On Making Nigeria Attract Foreign Direct Investment

You remember (during the End SARS protests) the young people who wanted to march here and remove me? Tell the youths, if they want jobs, they should behave themselves and make sure the environment is secure so people can invest. Nobody will invest money in an unstable environment.

Nigeria’s Debt, Diversifying the Economy and Infrastructure

Ask the previous governments who earned more from oil where the money and/or infrastructure is. We are building roads and rails. No country develops without infrastructure. Did you ask those before me what they did with the money they earned? There have been a lot of waste.

Infrastructure to Niger Republic

How many neighbours do we have? You have to cultivate your relationship with your neighbours, if you don’t, you are in trouble. Nigerians have first cousins and relatives in Nigeria, Benin Republic.
Niger has discovered oil, we want them to transport their products through Nigeria instead of Benin by building rail (to Maradi) and good roads.

What Next After Office?

I’ve never abandoned my farm. When I leave office, I’ll go back there and keep myself busy. For now, I’ll keep trying to convince Nigerians that I mean very well. I want to make sure Security, Economy and Fighting Corruption, there are visible changes. On security, we’ve done well all over the country, just the North West is trying to overwhelm me.

His Legacy

I’ll allow Nigerians to say it. I hope they’ll be fair to me. I want them to analyse how things were when we came in and how they are when we’re leaving.

https://www.bellanaija.com/2021/06/president-buhari-arise-news/

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by BigSarah(f): 5:20pm On Jun 11
The part about his legacy, I mean how do you react to that.. Well he still has time who knows..

And About the South East thing, I don't think SE Igbos should take it too hard.. I mean have you read the things some of our brothers and sisters say about Buhari?
(ALWAYS BLAME IPOB FOR BEING TOO DUMB, FOR ALWAYS PUTTING ALL THEIR CARDS OUT IN THE PUBLIC)
Come on build a thick skin, stop the emotional bulls hit no one cares, absolutely no one...
Stop being the only one calling out injustice, you're not the only people in Nigeria.
Herdsmen kill in Benue, SS, SW na only una go complain everywhere... The people that are killed their people don't care why should you?

BE wise and keep quiet and stop embarrassing all Igbos with your whimpering

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by KeyStakeHolder: 5:24pm On Jun 11
Lifting Suspension Of Twitter
I’ll keep it to myself
Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by CodeTemplar: 5:26pm On Jun 11
What an interview!

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by Idamond(m): 5:26pm On Jun 11
poor minded leaders

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by oche2020: 5:26pm On Jun 11
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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:26pm On Jun 11
He told us he's given the police and military the power to be ruthless with those behind the insecurity in the region
SECONDED.

All perperators of violence and in Nigeria and their sponsors will all die before the end of this year.
They cannot escape the deaths and bloodshed they have caused in this nation.

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by geesilver(m): 5:26pm On Jun 11
There is power in every government
Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by Mexzy4sho(m): 5:27pm On Jun 11
Arise na one Kain funny set of people.

They ask the president question with obvious noises in the background but when president answers,it's as silent as what I don't know.

Ask him of A,. F is the answer.

That man on white beards was just smiling, but what was going through his mind ehh grin grin

Confusing a group with a region. Baba

No solutions given at all. Just telling us to behave ourselves if we can progress.

But me Sha, I believe this is the real Buhari, not dead but just totally disconnected from reality

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by igbowoman: 5:27pm On Jun 11
I am sick of hearing this man's name.
Nairaland please help me for I am a loyal poster.
Stop mentioning the name of this fulani goat

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by Perfecttouchade: 5:27pm On Jun 11
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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by Abilistic(m): 5:27pm On Jun 11
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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by iampeterben(m): 5:27pm On Jun 11
His Legacy

I’ll allow Nigerians to say it. I hope they’ll be fair to me. I want them to analyse how things were when we came in and how they are when we’re leaving.

Okay we will Mr. President, looking forward to hearing from you today again.

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by htdot: 5:28pm On Jun 11
This man has no brain

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by Segzy19: 5:28pm On Jun 11
For what again... What's there to watch...

It's a waste of time...

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by danibest001: 5:28pm On Jun 11
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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by Dinirojones(m): 5:28pm On Jun 11
By the time buhari is through with Nigeria ehn , Mogadishu nd Yemen would look like an holiday resorts.....

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by 4tomandchi: 5:28pm On Jun 11
I pity Lagos politician the one with big eye balls.

I no call name oh!

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by Itzteewhy(m): 5:28pm On Jun 11
Eleriburuku

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by iLegendd: 5:28pm On Jun 11
The only time I have ever watched this man talk was when he said "Cofid Nine One," on YouTube.

Wasting my MB to watch him again is impossible.

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by WibusJaga: 5:28pm On Jun 11
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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by mrkings84(m): 5:29pm On Jun 11
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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by nairavsdollars(f): 5:29pm On Jun 11
Who the interview epp

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by okosodo: 5:30pm On Jun 11
This man na disgrace oh

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Re: President Buhari's ARISE News Interview (Full Video) by Emlproperties: 5:30pm On Jun 11
Uninspiring and disappointing. The mistake of 2015 and 2019 must never be allowed to happen again. I was even thinking this man will change, but never. Asking Buhari to modify his ways is like asking the Devil to repent.

What a disgrace of a leader. Very divisive personality. The media should stop interviewing this man.

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