By Bose Adelaja
Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that the lingering safety challenges confronting the nation can finest be tackled by Nigerians each dwelling and overseas.
He stated they’ve a task to play if safety will probably be a factor of the previous. The former president who spoke throughout his shock go to to the Ayangbunren of Ikorodu, Oba Adewale Sotobi, lamented the loss of life of former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Gulak, who was shot useless in Imo State on Sunday.
OBJ stated the safety challenges in Nigeria has additionally led to the kidnapping of the spouse of one in all his managers about three week in the past.
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He referred to as on Nigerians to contribute their quota in direction of the event of the nation saying, “the current regime had done all it could to tackle security challenges in Nigeria,”
According to him, “insecurity is a significant downside in Nigeria. Gulak was killed in Imo. He was my Special Assistant: a younger man with brighter future has been shot useless. About three weeks in the past, the spouse of one in all my managers was kidnapped about three weeks in the past.
“This is a major problem because insecurity does not help us domestically or grow our investment. We cannot make progress under insecurity because it will limit the rate of investment,” he stated.
As a part of financial progress in Ikorodu land, the previous president expressed willpower to resuscitate the moribund Ikorodu Bricks Factory, alongside Ibeshe Road, saying, “Ikorodu Bricks Factory must be resuscitated and the glory of Ikorodu should be restored,” stated OBJ.
Still on the state of insecurity, he stated he had written collection of hidden letters bothering on the state of the nation, to President Muhammadu Buhari however when it appeared he (the President) couldn’t proffer answer to a few of the points raised within the letters, he determined to write down open letters.
In his response, Oba Sotobi assured the previous president that Ikorodu indigenes will contribute their quota in direction of making certain the resuscitation of Ikorodu Bricks Factory.
Earlier, the ‘Agba Akin’ of Ikorodu Land, Otunba Ayodele Eleso referred to as for inclusion of Ikorodu indigenes in governance.
Also, he stated that the Ayangbunren must be conferred with a nationwide award primarily based on his contribution to the socio-economic improvement of the nation.
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