Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has supported recent concerns raised by the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, on insecurity and other challenges facing the country.
Obasanjo, however, advised her to engage her husband in what he called “pillow talk” on the state of the nation.
The former President, according to a statement by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, said this while playing host to the members of the Editorial Board of a Social media platform, Penpushing Media at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Boardroom.
Some groups including the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, have however said Obasanjo was right to call on Aisha to tell her husband the truth.
The President’s wife, Aisha, had last week renewed her criticisms of the Federal Government’s programmes.
She had also faulted the social investment programmes of her husband’s administration, saying there was no evidence to show that the funds allocated were judiciously utilised.
Mrs Buhari had said, “I am sure that my husband decided to put somebody from Kano because of the population and political impact it made.”
She said she discovered that key aspects of the programme were not properly implemented in Adamawa and Kano states.
Mrs Buhari, “So, I don’t know where the social investment was successful, maybe it worked out in some states. In my own state, only a local government benefitted out of the 22.
“I did not ask what happened and I do not want to know but for it to fail woefully in Kano, it is not a good sign and it is not a good thing.”