Ohanaeze Ndigbo described the President ’s comment as “ the height of hypocrisy. ”
The President -General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo , Chief Nnia Nwodo , said the President “ is a joker. ”
He added , “ Mr President has just realised that nemesis is catching up with them as such children constitute the bulk of the Boko Haram ’s army. ”
Nwodo , who reacted through his Special Adviser on Media, Chief Emeka Attamah, said, “ To Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, this is the height of hypocrisy.
“ It is the same political class that has ensured that the Almajiris don ’t go to school so as not to be able to know their rights and always vote ignorantly for them . President Buhari himself has been a beneficiary of this .
“ If he is serious , what has he done to keep afloat the nomadic schools former President Jonathan established to cater for such children ?”
Also, the Deputy Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Mr Chuks Ibegbu , blamed poverty in the North on the region ’s elite, who he claimed , had conspired to held the country down .
He said, “ Yes Buhari is right . He and the northern elite caused the Almajiri syndrome in the North . The elite , especially from the North looted and pauperised the North . It is crocodile tears . The wind they sowed has turned into a whirlwind . The Almajiris are now kidnappers and terrorists .
“ Generally the Nigerian political elite are very selfish and rapacious. They only know how to loot and pit the gullible masses against one another .
“ And the sheepish religious dogmas and tradition that makes a jobless man from Zamfara to marry four wives and have 20 children or an Mbaise woman to have 10 children is also behind our troubles . There must be a national population policy devoid of religion and tradition . I suggest one woman maximum of three children .”