The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday, charged Nigerians to provide the government with useful information that will help it put an end to the security challenges in the country.
The former Osun Governor made this call while speaking at a reception organised in his honour by some of his associates later in the day in Abuja.
Aregbesola while acknowledging the crisis in Nigeria stated that the present administration would appreciate suggestions that can help in the formulation of new government policies aimed at tackling the challenges.
He said, “We appeal to all of you with ideas. Nobody is a repository of ideas because nobody has the whole ideas on earth.”
“We are appealing to you to share ideas, opinions, suggestions and strategies that can help us to remove, reduce and totally eliminate all the security threats facing our nation.”
“Besides, the fact that the primary objective of every government is guaranteeing the security of lives and properties as well as the welfare of the citizens, these can only be guaranteed if and when there are safety and security in the land.”
“So, besides that fact, we owe it a duty to give our people the minimum security that can ensure that civilisation exists in our lives. Meanwhile, civilisation is only possible when people are secured and safe.”
“So, please, we open our hands to whatever, ideas you who have to support the initiative of this administration to enhance security architecture of Nigeria and it is our wish that our tenure puts an end to all security threats in our nation.”