Solution to insecurity problem in Nigeria has been revealed.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reiterated the need for the establishment of state policing in order to tackle the insecurity situation bedevilling the country, Onyxnewsng reports.
According to Obasanjo, nation-building could only be achieved when the government was able to guarantee a safe environment for citizens.
He said this on Friday in Lagos during a lecture titled, ‘Social responsibility in nation building,’ which he delivered at the 78th anniversary of Island Club.
“I have said it before and I will say it again. Nigeria should have state police in all the states so that they can adequately tackle insecurity.
Guaranteeing citizens a safe environment and round security is one thing a government must do.
“No nation can be built where peace, security and stability are not assured or guaranteed and with reasonable predictability of the President and the future not enthroned,” Obasanjo said.
Obasanjo also said a government that failed to listen to its citizens was doomed to collapse.
According to him, “Any government that is deaf, dumb, and blind is a government that will not last. As a government, you need to listen to the people. If you fail to listen to the people, the day of reckoning will come for you and it will come soon. We can see it all around us; it has come.
“You have to realise that there is an element of hazard in life itself. What would make you not talk? Fear? There is a Yoruba proverb that says, ‘You talk, you die; you don’t talk, you’ll still die.’ Death is inevitable. As I am here, I am not afraid of death.
“It is painful what we are seeing. There are currently over four million out-of-school children in Nigeria. That is a fact. They cannot hide that. No Nigerian should bury their faces because they are scared of death. State the fact; if they want to deny it let them deny it.”
This is coming few days after the federal government had acquired 60 new armoured Vehicles from China to fight banditry, terrorism and other criminal activities.
The 60 new VP – 1 Type Tracked Armoured Personnel Carriers manufactured in China to boost the ongoing war against Boko Haram insurgency and banditry in the North-East and North-West Nigeria, were delivered by the Nigerian Army.
Speaking during the commissioning of the new armoured tanks at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji Kaduna State, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouq Yahaya said the deployment of new platforms to the battlefield underscores the Federal Government’s commitment to ensure that a state of normalcy is achieved across the country.