- Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, wants Nigerians to be hopeful that the country would soon overcome its security challenges
- Jonathan says leaders, politicians and traditional rulers in the country are already speaking out concerning the problem
- On his part, Nicholas Okoh, primate of the Anglican communion, wants clergymen to speak truth to power at all times
Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former president, told the citizens on Thursday, July 18, that the country would get above its insecurity issues in no distant time.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Jonathan gave the assurance at the public presentation of a book and the launch of the ‘Nicholas Okoh Foundation’ in Abuja.
The former president noted that insecurity, which has been with the people for a while now, can be collectively resolved.
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Jonathan added that every challenge the country was facing would be subdued because “talks are ongoing, leaders are talking, both political and traditional leaders are talking.”
He pleaded with leaders in the country’s government to show what he called reasonable level of discipline and humanity at all times.
He also described Nicholas Okoh as a man of truth, humble and disciplined and enjoined all Christians to emulate him.
On his part, Okoh urged Nigerians to embrace security initiatives because anything contrary would destroy the country.
“We must speak the truth at all times, because the truth will heal, build and define because any other thing will not help us.
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“We will continue to call on the government to do what they (officials) need to do.
“As a true man of God, you must speak only what God asks you to speak; you must speak and stand for the truth at all times,” he said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the governor of Katsina state, Aminu Bello Masari, said on Thursday, July 18, that he and his colleagues in the north west zone are working towards amnesty for bandits in the sub-region.
Masari noted that the zone is one of the worst hit by killings and insecurity perpetrated by armed bandits and that the area needs peace urgently.
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