- Goodluck Jonathan says peace cannot be achieved in isolation of the pursuit of justice and other human security needs
- According to him, the challenges posed by banditry, terrorism and other associated crimes threatened our human essence
- He said that the crisis facing Nigeria today required sacrifice and urgency of actions from all stakeholders
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has lamented the security situation of the country. According to him, the country cannot have peace without justice and other human security needs.
The former president made this known in Abuja at the public presentation of a research report entitled ‘Terrorism and Banditry: The Nexus’; conducted by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF), Tribune Newspaper reports.
He insisted that the challenges posed by banditry, terrorism and other associated crimes threatened our human essence and the essential values of our democracy and nationhood.
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“Our pursuit of peace cannot be achieved in isolation of the pursuit of justice and other human security needs. This is so because peace is the bridge that links poverty to prosperity, reconciles hope with despair and imposes order on chaos.
“There is no doubt that our nation is plagued by many crises and these challenges have continued to threaten our fate and shared destinies.
“The challenges posed by banditry, terrorism and other associated crimes threaten our human essence and the essential values of our democracy and nationhood.
“This is why the GJF considered it apt to undertake this research with a view to engaging the relevant stakeholders towards an improved security."
Going further, he said the crisis facing Nigeria today required sacrifice and urgency of actions from all stakeholders, PM News added.
Don't join APC: Nwodo sends scary message to Goodluck Jonathan
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reports that a message was sent to Jonathan. The message was sent by by no other person than a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo.
Nwodo urged Jonathan not to do the mistake of defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Nwodo claimed that defection will destroy what is left of his integrity.
According to him, APC destroyed Jonathan in all their actions. He added that he would be extremely disappointed if Jonathan joins the ruling party.
Buhari did what Obasanjo, Jonathan, Yar’Adua could not achieve - Femi Adesina sends cryptic jabs
The presidency has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari who recently signed the Petroleum Industry Act, achieved what ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, and the late Umaru Yar’Adua could not.
Legit.ng gathered the disclosure was made known by the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina. In a piece posted on his Facebook page on Thursday, August 19, Adesina sent cryptic jabs saying in the 16-year total rule by the People Democrtaic Party (PDP) under Obasanjo, Yar'Adua and Jonathan, Buhari did what Napoleon couldn’t do.
According to him, Buhari has proven to be adept at concluding things that had long trounced and vanquished many leaders before him.