President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed fears that thousands of Internally Displaced Persons, in the country, especially those in the North-East, were at risk of becoming Boko Haram members, if not properly resettled.
Speaking at a meeting with Sheikh Sharif Mohammed Kabir Ibn Mohammad, the world leader of Tijjaniya Islamic Movement at State House, Abuja, the President said the two-million figure of the IDPs is capable of creating in another social crisis.
Lamenting the destruction of public institutions in the North East by Boko Haram terrorists, the President said, “Government is faced with the problem of repairing schools, health centers and whole towns. We must repair their schools and recruit teachers, otherwise they will become tomorrow’s Boko Haram,” he warned.
The President thanked the religious group for the unrelenting prayers they had rendered for three days in Yola, Adamawa State, for the recovery of the economy and peace in the country.
He said the problem of oil production currently being experienced in the country and in the global markets had forced the imperative of agriculture on Nigerians.
“We are learning the hard way. The mistake we made was to abandon agriculture. We came at a time of difficulty the country has never experienced since the civil war” he said.
On his part, Sheikh Sharif Mohammad commended President Buhari’s sense of justice and concern for the people of Nigeria.
He assured that the Tijjaniya movement was in full support of the administration and would continue to pray for its success.
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