Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigeria will be able to overcome its current security challenges, adding that the Federal Government is revisiting the nation’s security architecture through this.
Prof. Osinbajo revealed this on Monday while paying host to His Royal Majesty, Yakanaje Uke, (in Nasarawa State), Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Abdullahi Hassan.
He said, “There is no question at all that we are facing security challenges, but we are able to overcome them. The role of the leadership is to sit down to think through the problems.
“This is a big country, so policing is very difficult. There is a need for us to reorganize our security architecture, which is what is going on now.”
The Vice President gave the assurance that the present challenges in the country are preparing Nigeria for a greater and prosperous future, urging the traditional institution to support the re-engineering process.
According to him, “I believe strongly that the reason why we are experiencing what we are going through today is that we are being prepared for the future.
“A future where we will take into account all of the problems because if we haven’t gone through the problems we are going through now, it will be difficult for us to appreciate the importance of fairness and justice, the importance of giving people a voice and a representation. I am very pleased to hear about what you are doing.”
“One of the reasons why we have some of the divisions and conflicts in the parts of the country is because people do not feel included in the management of affairs in their localities.”
Commending the Yakanaje for his leadership style, Osinbajo said “I think you have created an opportunity where the options are available for bringing appeals to a center of fairness and justice for people from across the country, and its one that is to be emulated.
“And I think that this is the way Nigeria should be. We should be able to say that no matter where you are from if you have the talent if you work hard, you will succeed wherever you are. You will not be constrained by your political, ethnic, or religious affiliations.”
“Every great society that has succeeded in the world is multiethnic and they succeeded because they brought in talents from all over the place,” the Vice President added.
Present at the meeting were the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Alhassan Doguwa; the heir apparent to the throne, Prince Nurudeen Abdullahi, members of the Yakanaje Emirate Council and Kingdom; the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, among others.