Lawan: Government must not be left to fight insecurity alone
Ahmad Lawan, President of Senate has admonished Nigerians not to leave the fight against insecurity to the federal government alone.
This advice was given by the senate president, Lawan on Saturday in Iyin-Ekiti, Ekiti state.
Lawan asked Nigerians to see the task as a collective responsibility.
According to NAN, Lawan was in Ekiti for the conferment of the chieftaincy title of Akorewolu of Iyin-Ekiti on him by Adeniyi Ajakaye, the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti.
“Our leaders who set a vision for the country came from different constituencies, backgrounds, religious inclinations, but they had a vision that Nigeria should be best in Africa,” Lawan said during the ceremony.
“Challenges were faced, but those leaders subdued them. Other subsequent leaders also had the vision to make Nigeria a country that will be progressive and develop.
“Today, we are facing some challenges like our former leaders used to do, we are also dealing with these challenges.
“Now, we are facing security challenges all over the country. Political, religious and traditional leaders must come together.
“Whether the problem is predominant in the north-west or north-east or south-west or east, all hands must be on deck to resolve all these challenges. It must not be left to the government alone to tackle.
“As a matter of urgency, we should come together as a people and deal with these challenges, most of them, if not all of them and make Nigeria a great country.
“No part of Nigeria can entirely face the problems facing the country and tackle them all.”
Farouk Lawan, chief of army staff, also asked for the collaborative effort of Nigerians in tackling insecurity.
He said the Nigerian army is working tirelessly to secure the nation by containing the activities of terrorists and bandits.
“The armed forces are doing their best to secure the nation and we will continue in the task of making Nigeria free from this present situation,” he said.
“Security is a business of everybody, including all stakeholders, particularly the community leaders. It is the responsibility of every Nigerian.
“We, therefore, appeal to Nigerians to join us in the task of securing the nation.
“We are also ready to work with other sister agencies to secure our nation. We are also tapping from the experiences of those that had served before us in the armed forces to guide us in my present task of securing the nation.”