President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign because of the security challenges in the country, because he has the mandate of Nigerians to rule till 2023, minister of information, Lai Mohammed said during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
In January, Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Senate minority leader, asked the president to resign over the spate of insecurity.
Some senators also called for the sack of the service chiefs.
“These challenges will be successfully tackled. I will, however, advise all commentators, especially political and religious leaders, to be very careful at this time not to aggravate the situation with incendiary comments; comments that cash in on our religious, ethnic and political fault lines to further divide us.
The kind of comments that have been attributed to some leaders, especially religious leaders, are incendiary and reckless. Leaders should be part of solutions to problems, rather than aggravating situations, he added.