Obasanjo Says Nowhere Is Safe In The Country, Requires Collective Effort Of Stakeholders

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the recent attack on a Kaduna-Abuja train, said nowhere is safe again in the country stating that insecurity in the country is beyond a single person but requires the collective effort of all stakeholders.

He said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is overwhelmed by the insecurity situation in the country.

Obasanjo spoke at his penthouse residence, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), in Abeokuta, Ogun State, while receiving a Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential aspirant, Dr. Ugochukwu Williams, and his team.

He expressed concern that Nigerians are no longer safe on the road, in the train and at the airport, calling for a concerted effort of stakeholders to stem the tide of insecurity in the country.

“So, if anybody comes to say I want to see you, I want to talk to you, I will say ‘you’re welcome. This is because I believe very strongly, and I have said it publicly and I will say it again that the situation we are in this country is not a situation where one man will say yes, he has a solution unless we are deceiving ourselves.

“I believe we need to sit down collectively and look at the situation. A situation where you are not safe on the road, you are not safe in the train, you are not safe at the airport, shows a very serious situation.

Chief Obasanjo however, advised Nigerians not to allow the situation to overwhelm them.

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“I believe that all right-thinking Nigerians must know that we have a situation that has overwhelmed the present administration, but we should not allow that situation to overwhelm Nigeria.” He advised.


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