Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says restructuring of the nation’s security architecture is the only means by which Nigerians can truly get the safety of lives and property that they so desire.
Speaking at the 2020 edition of the Sobo Sowemimo Annual Lecture organised by Abeokuta Club, Chief Obasanjo noted that at this point, the destiny of the country is in the hands of every Nigerian.
At the event titled, “COVID-19 and the Nigeria security issues: The way forward” the elder statesmen urged Nigerians to put on their thinking caps in a bid to chart a new course for socioeconomic developments.
According to the former President, “federal security architecture as organised and operated by the present government cannot give any individual or group hope, let alone assurance of security within Nigeria.
The former Nigeria leader urged Nigerians to take initiative and spearhead actions that will involve “governments and the governed”, leading to the devolution of the security architecture, and responsibility in subsidiarity.