Friday, 13 November 2015

Boko Haram: Tinubu Speaks On Dec Deadline

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to put an end to terrorism in the country.

Tinubu during the commissioning of the Mile 12-Ikorodu BRT extension on Thursday, November 12, 2015 described terrorism as the biggest challenge facing Buhari’s administration, Leadership reports.

Tinubu also encouraged Nigerians to be more security conscious.

“The major challenge facing this country at the moment is Boko Haram. They must be defeated. But we should not forget that we cannot unilaterally kill all the insurgents. This is because they are faceless. As we displace them, they are moving to other parts of the country as innocent individuals. So everyone must be alert.

“Report any strange person in your neighborhood to the police. They are part of the armed robbers, kidnappers and others. So the security of densely populated city like Lagos must be well improved upon. We all must be vigilant.

“Leaders in community must be involved in the security of their domain. It is important for everyone to be involved in security of the state. Even if the security officials couldn’t get it, we should discover it and bring it to their notice.

“The need for the urban renewal and elimination of poverty is our own. We all must support the government to fight poverty. And we can only do this through the maintenance of these buses. We have to embrace peace, stability and discipline in Lagos State,” the Baba Oba of Ikorodu said.

Meanwhile, Tinubu has hailed the portfolio given to his successor as the Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola, stating that he has no doubt that he will be effective in his new ministerial assignment.