Don Lampoons Critics Of Buhari’s Frequent Travels
Achara said yesterday that it was wrong to criticise the president over the trips, as he had not embarked on any for “pleasure or other personal needs despite his age.”
He said: “My view first of all is to ask if he has ever travelled for his pleasure? He is a 72-year-old man but he chose to help the country. The first three travels were over the Boko Haram insurgency and he was successful as he was able to get other country’s interest in the fight. He also succeeded in getting a Nigerian commander to be in charge of the troops.
“He travelled to France and later the USA to rekindle our image. He has restored confidence back to our country. I don’t know why people are agitated over what he is doing. He went to Iran for an oil and gas meeting. He has gone to Malta over Commonwealth of Nations meeting and he is the head of the country. I am not comfortable with people trying to undermine him.
“We cannot keep on circumventing the President. People are saying he should send in representatives forgetting that there is a difference between his presence and that of representative as well as the image of this country, which is on the low side. We cannot keep on circumventing the president even when he chose not to go for pleasure.
He continued: “There is a sound of note to it if he goes himself and if we continue that way, no progress will be made. If all these things he had gone for is a waste of estacode, then we can bring up complaints. I don’t think the man enjoys flying but he is putting his life on the line to salvage the country and I want to believe that he is doing it for the good of the country. I praise him for what he is doing for this country.”