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Insecurity giving Nigeria bad image – Obasanjo (Newsflash)

FORMER president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said insecurity in the country is giving us a bad image and has begun to adversely affect flow of investment into the country.

The former president made the disclosure, while presenting a paper, entitled: “Governance and Security,” in a national symposium organised by the Jigawa State government, in commemoration of Governor Sule Lamido’s five years in office.
Obasanjo said the effectiveness and legitimacy of any government were measured by its ability to provide peace and stability in its state.

“Today, bombing of targets in occupied public buildings and in the open areas where people congregate has become the greatest anxiety of personal security for almost all Nigerians and non-Nigerians within Nigeria.

“It is already giving us a bad image and is adversely affecting investment in Nigeria. Personal insecurity is bred invariably by political, economic, food and community security issues.

“In other words, personal insecurity set by other security issues may be direct or indirect consequencies of governance. Governance and security go hand in hand.

“Welfare and well-being of the people, starting with their personal security, is the sole purpose and duty of government.

Effectiveness and success of government may be measured by the level of security enjoyed by the people,” he said.

Obasanjo, however, said every citizen had a duty to contribute to nation security.

In his welcome address, Governor Lamido said the country was set for crisis, as youths were left in a distressed condition, due to the failure of government to govern with sincerity and accountability over the decades.


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