By; BAYO AKAMO. Ibadan
A former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar on Thursday declared that Nigerians should not leave security issues in the country to government alone.
Speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, General Abubakar said it is now time for Nigerians to support government in tackling the security challenges presently facing Nigeria as a country.
The former Head of State who was on a visit to Governor Seyi Makinde at the Executive Chamber of the Oyo State Governor’s office maintained that Nigerians should be more conscious to happenings around them and making information available to security agencies appropriately
“We cannot leave the issue of security to the government alone. Each and every one of us has a role to play in trying to ensure that you pass any information that you think will help and strengthen security in your area. And also if you see someone trying to make troubles, it is your responsibility as a citizen to do what is right and go and report such suspicious individuals to security agencies.” he said.a
According to the former Head of State. “the issue of what the government can do, the government can try to provide economic base and activities for the individuals so that the individuals can be involved in making lives more comfortable for themselves so they wouldn’t have any moment or time to go and cause trouble.”
Oyo state governor. Engr Seyi Makinde while receiving General Abubakar said his administration is ready to ensure that safety of lives and property is not negotiable in the state, saying he had already visited the State Security Trust Fund to gather data and know where the lapses are assuring that plans are underway to correct same to better the security of the state.
“Yesterday (Wednesday), I visited the Oyo State Security Trust Fund office to have a deep appreciation of what we have on ground.We know precisely where we want to go and so, we are in a phase where we are getting to know all the data and where the gaps reside and in a very short time you will start seeing changes and improvement in the security architecture of the state.”.