Senate President Ahmad Lawan has called on Nigerians to support the federal government in the fight against insecurity.
Lawan stated this while speaking on Saturday in Iyin-Ekiti, Ekiti state, during the conferment of the chieftaincy title of Akorewolu of Iyin-Ekiti on him by Adeniyi Ajakaye, the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti.
NAN quoted Lawal to have said: “Our leaders who set a vision for the country came from different constituencies, backgrounds, religious inclinations, but they had a vision that Nigeria should be best in Africa,”
“Challenges were faced, but those leaders subdued them. Other subsequent leaders also had the vision to make Nigeria a country that will be progressive and develop.
“Today, we are facing some challenges like our former leaders used to do, we are also dealing with these challenges.
“Now, we are facing security challenges all over the country. Political, religious and traditional leaders must come together.
“Whether the problem is predominant in the north-west or north-east or south-west or east, all hands must be on deck to resolve all these challenges. It must not be left to the government alone to tackle.
“As a matter of urgency, we should come together as a people and deal with these challenges, most of them, if not all of them and make Nigeria a great country.
“No part of Nigeria can entirely face the problems facing the country and tackle them all.”