- Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that Nigeria needs to be secured
- Obasanjo made this known in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, on Thursday, December 17
- The elder statesman noted that the federal government needs people's collaboration to end insecurity in the country
Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria's ex-president, has explained the major problems the citizens of the country are currently passing through.
Punch reports that he said there is a need for stronger synergy between the leadership and the people in addressing the challenges.
Legit.ng gathered that Obasanjo, who spoke on Thursday, December 17, during a condolence visit to the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, on the passage of his mother, Abigail, said it has become evident that government cannot do it alone.
He also listed insecurity, economic instability, and poor governance as major challenges, urging the citizens to be resolute and proactive in addressing the logjam.
Obasanjo, who was also in Ibadan to grace the book launch in honour of late Chief Lamidi Adedibu, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, said he would continue to keep abreast of developments in the state.
“There are many challenges in Nigeria today. There are challenges of insecurity, economy and political instability among others. These challenges are not really new except that they have taken a different dimension."
Speaking on the call for the sacking of security chiefs in a bid to address the problem of insecurity, Obasanjo said if he has a piece of fatherly advice for the security chiefs, he would not give it through the media.
“I did not appoint security chiefs, how can I ask that they be sacked? If I have a piece of fatherly advice for the security chiefs, I will not give it through the media.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Obasanjo reacted to media reports claiming he has reconciled with Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland.
It was reported that the former president said he did not have any quarrel with Adams that would warrant reconciliation.
Obasanjo, however, confirmed that he met Adams at the residence of a respected Yoruba elder, Chief Ayo Adebanjo.
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