…Calls for unity as panacea for peace, security
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called on Nigerians to be united in stemming the tide of insecurity and ensure peace in the country.
Speaking at the 10th Convocation Ceremony of Achievers University, Owo, in Ondo State, Dogara asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration “to stop playing the ostrich or pretend that all is well with us and our country”.
The former Speaker, who is the Chancellor of the university, lamented the seemingly intractable security challenges in the country and said Nigerians should consider themselves stakeholders if the country must win the war against insecurity.
Dogara, who emphasised that it would take a visionary leadership with the right political will to win the war, warned against the dangers of not getting it right through the 2023 General Election.
“No one without an implementable solution on the questions of unity and justice for all regardless of ethnicity and creeds, should have their names on the ballot”, he said.
Dogara noted that “something has been fundamentally wrong with Nigeria which we have tailed to cure.
”Experts have linked insecurity in Nigeria to government’s failure or lack of capacity to deliver public services as well as prowed (or basic needs of the people.
The highpoint of the event was the conferment of an honorary doctoral degree on Prof. Joseph Odugure, Registrar/Chief Executive, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
Other awardees included President/Managing Director , CBC Emea Ltd, Foluso Falaye and an eminent judge, Justice Adesuyi Olateru-Olagbegi,