Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo has affirmed that insecurity is one issue common to Nigerians. This is regardless of tribe, language, religion, location, gender, age or social position.
Obasanjo spoke on Friday at this year’s edition of the Sobo Sowemimo Annual Lecture organised by Abeokuta Club. The event was titled, “COVID-19 and the Nigeria security issues: The way forward.”
Obasanjo stated in the lecture that criminality is the order of the day. And it cuts across the entire nation. Insecurity is one issue of commonality among Nigerians. No matter their tribe, language, religion, geographical location, gender, age or social position.
The former president noted that there was a time when kidnappers, militants, and human traffickers ravaged the East and the South-South. Also, the North was relatively unaffected.
Furthermore, he said that presently, no part of the country can claim to be safe. This is considering the menace and insecurity caused by terrorists, armed robbers, human traffickers, kidnappers, insurgents, bandits and herdersmen conflicts.
He said that the country was not out of the woods yet regarding COVID-19. In addition, awareness must continue to be made in the minds of the ordinary people that say that COVID-19 was unreal. Likewise, to those that believes that the disease belonged to the rich.