KanyiDaily had reported on Thursday that President Buhari travelled to Bamako, Republic of Mali, on a one-day peace mission visit.
The visit was Buhari’s first trip out of the country after Nigeria recorded its first coronavirus case in February and since the virus was declared a global pandemic.
Reacting on her Facebook page, Aisha Yesufu said Buhari has become a ‘travel blogger’, who enjoys hopping around the world while there are issues of insecurity back home in Nigeria.
She said more than anything else, the President ought to have stayed put to address the myriads of challenges facing his own country.
The activist said Buhari should have known that leaving for Mali is the least expectation of Nigerians who look up to him for result-driven leadership.
“Our travel blogger is back in business as he has jetted out to Mali. Anything that will make him be on the plane and anything that has to do with travelling outside the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will do it.
“He is there to talk about the political situation, unrest and everything in the Francophone country. Meanwhile, his country is boiling, his country has practically fallen but that doesn’t concern President Buhari.
“All that concerns him is an opportunity to stand on the steps of the Presidential plane and wave. They are already sending the pictures to us and that is all that matters!”
The BBOG co-convener lamented that Buhari was more concerned about the perk of office than ensuring the security of Nigerians. She said:
“The Commander-in-Chief that is not concerned that Boko Haram insurgents have just murdered some Nigerians whose lives and properties he is supposed to protect and it doesn’t matter that citizens are being killed every day. It doesn’t matter that security agents are being killed all over Nigeria.
“There’s so much insecurity in the land, so much poverty and hunger in the land. But all these don’t matter. What matters is that the opportunity of travelling came and he grabbed it.
“His being a President is to enjoy the perks of office and never to take any responsibility. Do you remember those aid workers taken by Boko Haram and so many Nigerians that have been executed?
“They send gruesome videos hoping that can shock Buhari but they are mistaken,” she lamented, adding that “when there is an opportunity to fly, he jumps at it but you won’t see him when it is time to lead and lead from the front.”
KanyiDaily had reported that barely 24 hours before President Buhari left for Mali, Boko Haram insurgents executed five aid workers who were abducted a month ago.