- Nigeria urgently needs international assistance to deal with its rising insecurity, Governor Ben Ayade has said
- The Cross River governor on Thursday, April 28, noted that insecurity is way beyond a national and leadership issue
- Ayade said with the situation of things in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari's capacity cannot handle the problem
In the opinion of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River, the spate of Nigeria's insecurity is way beyond the capacity of President Muhammadu Buhari to deal with.
Ayade who is a presidential hopeful of the All Progressives Congress (APC) noted that insecurity is not peculiar to the country and as such, international aid should be sought.
The governor who spoke with Channels TV on Thursday, April 28, said a lot of people address insecurity as a local and leadership issue because they do not understand what it entails.
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“It is because people don’t understand the international dimension of this security challenge that they dismiss it as if it is a Nigerian or leadership issue.
“It is a global issue with the focus on keeping Nigeria unstable and so you need some international strategic and security connection to actually address the issue. It is far beyond the President and the capacity of the President of Nigeria.”
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Reeling out the intervention of the president in the fight against terrorism and other forms of criminality, Ayade said the country could have been in a worse situation than it is at the moment.
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Ayade disclosed this to newsmen after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, April 26.
Legit.ng gathered that the Cross River state governor said he was actually asked to join the race by President Buhari.
However, Governor Ayade said he would be flexible with his quest for the APC’s presidential ticket.