National summit on insecurity now or never – Doyin Okupe to Buhari govt


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Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday called on the Federal Government to urgently solve the country’s insecurity challenges.

Okupe warned that Nigeria’s existence will be threatened if the Federal Government failed to find a solution to the security challenges bedevilling the country.

In a series of tweets, Okupe advocated for a national summit on insecurity.

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He also lamented the activities of bandits, insurgents and the crisis between farmers and herders.

The former presidential aide stressed that Nigeria’s productivity was declining due to insecurity.

According to Okupe: “An all-inclusive national summit on proferring sustainable solutions to insecurity is now a national imperative.

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“When coupled with the ever-increasing food prices, a dual evil of hunger and poverty is unleashed on the populace.

“The Nigerian government must urgently find solutions to insecurity before it snuffs the life out of our people and threatens our very existence.

“Insurgency, Banditry and Herdsmen/farmers clashes have virtually sent farmers away from their farms while open grazing itself has devastated farmlands across the nation. An inflation rate of 18+% is terrible news for the managers of our economy.

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“Whatever economic model subsists in the country, the fact is our productivity is on a steep decline nationally.”

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