Former Nigeria President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has been overwhelmed by insecurity.
This was in reaction to the recent Kaduna-Abuja train bombing.
The former Nigeria leader spoke while he played host to a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Dr Ugochukwu Williams, at his Penthouse residence within the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Obasanjo, who said Nigerians travelling are no longer safe on the road, in the train and at the airport, called for concerted efforts to stem the tide of insecurity in the country.
According to him: “The situation we are in this country is not a situation where one man will say yes, he has a solution, unless we are deceiving ourselves. I believe we need to sit down collectively and look at the situation,”
He described the situation as one “where you are not safe on the road, you are not safe in the train, you are not safe at the airport.”
“That shows a very serious situation,” the ex-President lamented.
He suggested that “all right-thinking Nigerians must know that we have a situation that has overwhelmed the present administration,” warning, however, that “we should not allow that situation to overwhelm Nigeria.”