Do not blame anyone for insecurity, Bafarawa tells Nigerians
A former governor of Sokoto state, Attahiru Bafarawa has stated that citizens should not blame any individual for the country’s security challenges.
This was stated by the former governor while speaking with journalists in Sokoto on Sunday.
Bafarawa said Nigerians should unite to find a way out of the country’s security challenges.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have often traded blame on the worsening security situation of the country.
The former governor said citizens should be focused on finding solutions instead of trading blame.
“We should stop blaming anybody on insecurity and other challenges of our country, but ensure collective commitment and unity to address the situation,” he said.
“Our advice should be centred on offering solutions to solve the problems of insecurity as well as solutions to our economic problems.
“This is so that we could douse the tense atmosphere brought about by the present predicament of insecurity and similar problems.”
Bafarawa said politicians should focus on governance so that “our country will eventually breathe some peace and tranquility.”
“For a long time now, such agitations are getting increasingly strident, to the extent that they are causing issues and in many respects, misplacing priorities as regard to what crucially affects our dear country,” he said.
“I have the hope and confidence that by the time our politicians talk less about rotational or zoning of the presidency and concentrate on substantial issues affecting the country, there would be less tension and/or hypes, which may further divide the country along regional, religious and tribal lines.
“Perhaps the public would appreciate the contributions of the upper class toward solving the problems of a united country. The idea of having peace and peaceful existence in Nigeria should be our watchword.”