Mr Anthony Sani, the former Secretary General, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has advised the next President of Nigeria to prioritise the security of lives of property of the people.
Sani said this in an interaction with newsmen on Monday in Jos, insisting that the next president must squarely address the root causes of the growing insecurity in the nation.
The ex ACF scribe added that the next president must pull resources together towards addressing rising spate of banditry, insurgency, kidnapping, and other forms of insecurity in the nation.
”Insecurity is one of the major challenges currently facing this nation, and something must be done urgently to nip it in the bud.
”So, the next president of this country has a lot to do in terms of fighting insecurity; he or she must prioritise the security of lives and property.
”Yes, there is nothing bad having infrastructure, but one must be alive first before any other thing and so huge resources must be committed towards addressing the spate of killings and other security challenges.
”We must have enough and well trained soldiers and policemen on ground and they must be given adequate and modern equipment; that way insecurity will be reduced substantially,” he advised.
Sani attributed the spate of insecurity in the nation to the high level of poverty and ignorance among Nigerians, saying the incoming president must address them squarely.
He, however, commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in tackling insecurity and advised the next president to consolidate on the success already recorded by the current government. (NAN)