Former President Olusegun Obasanjo described the present spate of bombing within the country as an immediate and indirect consequence of governance, lamenting that such state of affairs is driving away investors from Nigeria.
He conjointly regretted that Nigerians have placed the necessity for private security beyond the will for general security, describing the event joined of the explanations for the rising insecurity.
Obasanjo said this whereas speaking on the subject, “Security, Governance and Leadership” at a 1 day symposium on this year’s democracy day celebration, convened by Jigawa State government.
According to him, “Nigerians are a lot of involved and agitated for the necessity for private security, for several folks the best supply of tension is violent crime, however currently bombing of public places and where folks congregate have become the supply of tension within the country for Nigerians. This is often already giving us a really dangerous image. It’s adversely affecting investment in Nigeria.
“A ton people see personal insecurity, economic insecurity and every one sorts of insecurity as an immediate and indirect consequences of governance. Governance and security go hand in hand. The welfare and wellbeing of the folks, beginning with their personal security is that the direct responsibility of the govt. Performance of presidency is measured by the extent of security enjoyed by the folks “
Continuing, he said “it should be clearly stated that each citizen contains a responsibility to contribute to the safety of the state” adding that it’s the most civic duty of each citizen.