The Federal Government has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign from his resignation over the current insecurity challenges in the country.
The minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed who revealed this recently also said the government will not change its mind about the regulation of social media.
According to him, even if the nation is presently battling security problems, the issues are being tackled headlong, so there is no cause for alarm.
He added that Buhari is going nowhere and he will keep presiding over the affairs of Nigeria till his tenure expires in May 2023.
His words, “As I said earlier, the country is facing security challenges, and the challenges are being tackled headlong.
“However, there have been some red herrings in recent times, including those calling for the resignation of Mr. President or the sack of the security chiefs.
“I just want to say that the government, which has provided and continues to provide the military and the security agencies with the wherewithal, believes in their ability to tackle insecurity.
“These challenges will be successfully tackled. I will, however, advise all commentators, especially political and religious leaders, to be very careful at this time not to aggravate the situation with incendiary comments, comments that cash in on our religious, ethnic and political fault lines to further divide us.
“The kind of comments that have been attributed to some leaders, especially religious leaders, are incendiary and reckless. Leaders should be part of solutions to problems, rather than aggravating situations.
“To those asking Mr. President to resign, I wish to say this: Mr. President will not resign.”
“He has the overwhelming mandate of Nigerians to preside over the affairs of the country till the expiration of his tenure in May 2023.”