President Muhammadu Buhari has been told not to see calls for his resignation as a demand to truly step aside.
Insecurity across the country has forced some critics of the present administration to demand the resignation of the president.
It started with Senator Enyinnanya Abaribe who spearheaded the call. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker was backed by his party while some Nigerians on social media are making similar demand by trending the hashtag #BuhariResign.
But weighing in on Friday morning, the president was advised by Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State, for Labour and Employment, to see the call as a demand to do more.
Mr Keyamo who said the demand was uncalled for noted that even the opposing voices are aware that their demand with regards to resignation is impossible.
“The hullabaloo over the call by the opposition for the resignation of the President is unnecessary,” the minister said in a tweet.
“It’s the usual singsong of opposition all over the world. They know it’s not going to happen. It’s just a way of telling govt to do more and we in govt. should see it in that light,” Keyamo added.
Meanwhile the president has been asked by the two chambers at the national assembly to sack his security chiefs and restructure the security architecture to improve the security situation of the nation.