Nigeria’s former President and elders statesman, Chief Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo has said it will take the creation of state police to solve the insecurity problem bedeviling the nation.
The former President made this known while delivering his speech in Lagos on Friday during a lecture titled, ‘Social responsibility in nation building,’ at the 78th anniversary of Island Club.
According to Obasanjo, nation building could only be achieved when the government is able to guarantee a safe environment for citizens.
He said, “I have said it before and I will say it again. Nigeria should have state police in all the states so that they can adequately tackle insecurity. Guaranteeing citizens a safe environment and round security is one thing a government must do.
“No nation can be built where peace, security and stability are not assured or guaranteed and with reasonable predictability of the President and the future not enthroned.”
Obasanjo said any government that failed to listen to its citizens was doomed to collapse.
He added that, “Any government that is deaf, dumb and blind is a government that will not last. As a government, you need to listen to the people.
“If you fail to listen to the people, the day of reckoning will come for you and it will come soon. We can see it all around us; it has come,” he said.