Summon Local Stakeholders in Tackling Security Challenges, Obasanjo Urges Buhari

…. Take the issue of insecurity seriously at all levels and address it at once “without favouritism or cuddling.”

……“It is no longer an issue of lack of education and lack of employment for our youths in Nigeria which it began as, it is now West African fulanization,

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to summon local stakeholders as well as go global in seeking a solution in the fight against terrorism.

The former president asked Buhari to take the issue of insecurity seriously at all levels and address it at once “without favouritism or cuddling.”

Speaking on the topic, “Mobilizing Nigeria’s Human & Natural Resources for National Development and Stability, ” on Saturday at the 2nd Session of the Synod held at the Cathedral of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State also advised the Buhari-led government to wriggle itself out of the temptation of over-borrowing and consequent devaluation trap.

Describing the gain of the country’s currency value from one naira to almost two dollars to N360 to one dollar in one generations’ impoverishment, Obasanjo said every issue of insecurity must be taken seriously at all levels and be addressed at once without favouritism or cuddling.

The elder statement who accused the FG of allowing the Boko Haram and herdsmen issues to fester by treating the issues with kid gloves said Both Boko Haram and herdsmen acts of violence were not treated as they should at the beginning.

“They have both incubated and.developed beyond what Nigeria can handle alone. They are now combined and internationalized with ISIS in control.

“It is no longer an issue of lack of education and lack of employment for our youths in Nigeria which it began as, it is now West African fulanization, African Islamization and global organized crimes of human trafficking, money laundering, drug trafficking, gun trafficking, illegal mining and regime change.

“Yet, we could have dealt with both earlier, and nib them in the bud, but Boko Haram boys were seen as rascals not requiring serious attention in administering holistic measures of stick and carrot.

“And when we woke up to the reality, it was turned to industry for all and sundry to supply materials and equipment that were already outdated and that were not fit for active military purpose.”

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