Members of The G7 group of industrialized nations gave reasons, yesterday, why they have resolved to support President Muhammadu Buhari. The G7 nations comprising the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom said they are backing Buhari because they, among other reasons, acknowledged “the way and manner of his emergence and the tremendous challenges faced by the government he leads, not of his making, especially in its efforts to combat the Boko Haram.”
A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the President, said at the end of President Buhari’s presentation on Monday, “the G7 leaders said to him that they recognized the President’s massive amount of confidence and expectations behind his government.
“They acknowledged him as having emerged from an election adjudged to be the freest in the country’s electoral history, but regretted the severe handicaps his new government has to face from the outset.”
According to the statement, “they told President Buhari that they took cognizance of the fact of the several handicaps, including the lack of resources, leaving him with a government over-stretched in capacity, itself riddled with mismanagement. They noted that the country’s army lacked training and equipment with little or no will to engage.
“In recognition of the fact that the security threat of the Boko Haram had gone beyond Nigeria, equally affecting other countries in the region, the G7 conceded that no one country can tackle it alone.