- The challenges facing Nigeria is a source of concern for former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
- According to the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, the country never had it so bad like this before
- Abubakar made this known while addressing participants at the ongoing 19th edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has lamented the challenges facing Nigeria. According to the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the country has not had it so bad like this before.
The dialogue, organised by Media Trust Limited (publishers of Daily Trust and other titles), is being held at the NAF Conference Centre and Suites, Gwarinpa Expressway, near NEXT Shopping Mall, Kado, Abuja.
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The theme of the dialogue is ‘2023: The Politics, Economy and Insecurity’.
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"I have not seen this country face such serious challenges since its existence as I see at this point in time."
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Recall Legit.ng had reported that in a message that will gladden the heart of many Nigerians General Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd), a former head of state, warned the federal government of Nigeria against an increase in the pump price of fuel.
This follows the recent recommendation by the National Economic Council (NEC) in which the FG was asked to peg pump price at N302 per litre. He stated:
“Insecurity in the country is worsened by our dear economic situation. Unemployment and underemployment remain at the high level. Over 18 million Nigerians are still caught up in needless poverty. All of these tend to have negative effects on security. In fact, Nigeria now faces a full security crisis that is confounded by the COVID-19 global pandemic and the banditry in many states in Northern Nigeria."
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Furnad who is also a conflict resolution expert said that the Nigerian military under the present administration is tackling terrorism within the best international standard and rules of engagement.
The journalist said this while speaking via Skype at a conference for non-governmental organisations, conflict managers, journalists, and civil society organisations.
Legit.ng notes that Furnad's assessment comes at a time Nigeria is facing several security challenges apart from terrorism. These include banditry, kidnapping, among others.