Tinubu Urged to Cut Short Paris Trip Amidst Rising Insecurity.
Renowned political commentator and former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to curtail his private trip to Paris and promptly return to Nigeria. This appeal comes in the wake of heightened insecurity in the country, with recent troubling attacks reported in various Nigerian cities.
As reported by Legit News , Omokri emphasized that the ongoing security challenges, particularly the abduction of schoolchildren in Ekiti state, demand the immediate attention of the nation’s leaders. Tinubu, currently on a private visit to Paris, has been urged by Omokri to exhibit sensitivity by returning home to address the pressing security concerns.
The former senior special assistant on social media to former President Goodluck Jonathan expressed his sentiments on social media, stating, “The abduction of schoolchildren in Ekiti state by unknown gunmen earlier today would be a very good reason for President Bola Tinubu
to cut short his private trip to Paris and return to Nigeria. It would show sensitivity on the part of the President, as the father of Ejes Gist News.”.
Omokri argued that the optics of the situation are unfavourable, underscoring the importance of the President being physically present to provide leadership, guidance, and reassurance during times of crisis. He dismissed any contrary advice as the words of sycophants who are not genuinely concerned about the welfare of the nation.
The security situation in Ekiti state, particularly the abduction of schoolchildren, has raised significant concerns, prompting calls for swift and decisive action from the nation’s leaders. President Tinubu, who left Abuja for Paris on January 24, 2024, for a private visit, is expected to return to Nigeria in the first week of February.
Omokri’s appeal reflects a broader sentiment within the public sphere, emphasizing the need for leaders to prioritize the security and well-being of citizens, especially in times of crisis. The situation continues to unfold, and the response of President Tinubu to these calls remains to be seen.