Jonathan decries rising insecurity, calls for unity to address the menace

July 19, 2019
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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that a concerted effort of different leaders and citizens is needed to address the ever increasing insecurity in Nigeria.

Jonathan, who stated this on Thursday, said that it was necessary that leaders in the country always speak out and profer suggestions to problems when challenges arise.

He spoke at the public presentation of a book entittled: ‘Not By Might Nor By Power’, a collection of messages to the world authored by His Grace, the Most Rev Nicholas D. Okoh, Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of Nigeria.

The event where Okoh also launched his Foundation, had in attendance eminent Nigerians like former military Head of State Gen Yakubu Gowon, among others.

Responding to questions at the event Jonathan said, “We must get the country out of insecurity.

“If things are wrong, leaders, including me, we should be talking. And there are a lot of conversations going on to solve this problem.

“Every generation has its problem. In fact, my generation is almost gone. It’s for your generation and we must all come together to solve the problem.

“The security challenges have been with us for long, but we know that whatever is the challenge, we must come together and address it.

“The political leaders in the country and traditional leaders are talking and we must get the country out of insecurity.”

Jonathan had recently lamented the level of insecurity under President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, noting that though there were issues of insecurity under his administration, but that it has got worse under his successor.

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