Allowing Insecurity, Insensitivity To Persist Will Plant Seed Of Destruction - Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is suggesting a solution to the insecurity in Nigeria.
He says collective efforts, from all Nigerians, against the current insecurity and insensitivity situation will help address the situation.
Dr. Obasanjo spoke at the 80th Anniversary of Professor Ango Abdullahi, a former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, held at his farm at Basaa, Zaria, Kaduna State.
The ceremony was organised by the Abdullahi Kwasau Dynasty.
Addressing the gathering, the ex-president said the call became necessary in view of the incessant insecurity bedevilling Nigeria.
He called on Nigerians not to allow things to go the way they were going in order not to plant the seed of destruction for Nigeria.
Obasanjo said: “For as long as our nation is not what it should be, we have to work together to make our country what it should be.
“Nobody can say yes, it is my country, I can do whatever I like with it. God will not allow that to happen".
In his speech, Abdullahi recalled that his relationship with Obasanjo started in 1975 during the regime of late General Murtala Mohammed.
He said the regime kicked him and others out of office while he was a Commissioner in Kaduna State, under General Yakubu Gowon’s administration.
"When they kicked us out of office, I quietly went back to ABU where I was from.
"Later, when I was summoned to go to Dodon Barracks, I asked myself, what crime have I committed as a commissioner to be invited.
"Certainly, when I presented myself in Obasanjo’s office, he told me that I was selected as a member of a committee.
"He, however, said details of my schedule would be revealed when I catch up with other members in Calabar," he narrated.
Professor Abdullahi further told reporters that the ceremony was an opportunity for “members of the Abdullahi Kwasau dynasty to come together, to know one another, speak with one another and strengthen the relationship with each other".
Ango said the future of Nigeria “is” not in Naira and Kobo but in the legacies the present generation of Nigerians would leave behind.
The octogenerian, therefore, advised Nigerians, especially the young ones, to do everything possible to leave good legacy behind for future generation.
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