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Buratai Reveals Factors Responsible For Insecurity In Nigeria

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Buratai Reveals Factors Responsible For Insecurity In Nigeria

Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd), has listed the major causes of the security challenges facing the country.

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin stated that a weak judiciary, inept educational system, bad leadership, corruption and others are the major drivers of insecurity in the country.

Buratai made this known on Monday at the groundbreaking and fundraiser for Tukur Buratai Research Centre (TBRC) at Gora in Nasarawa State.

Buratai explained that Nigeria has potential for greatness, but it lacks the capabilities to transfer those potentials into socio-economic benefits for the people.

Buratai said, “When properly focused research and training institutes are established, innovation and development become a natural progressive activity that benefits the nation’s life.

“In other words, Nigeria gains the ability to develop positively as a result of enhanced study and training.

“Corruption, insecurity due to terrorism and banditry, inadequate infrastructure, issues in governance and an inept educational system are all systemic flaws.

“With every amount of commitment made to research and training, as well as a strong national orientation, one may be confident that we, as a people and a nation, are on the right track.

“I would like to utilize this TBRC platform to emphasize that now is the moment for us to turn within and devise home-grown solutions to our unique difficulties.”

Buratai stated that the establishment of the centre was his way of contributing to national development and giving back to society.

The former army chief added that the Buratai centre is a well-thought-out approach that would have a long-lasting impact on the country.

He added: “One may want to know why a retired general cum diplomat will decide to collaborate with a university to set up a think-tank like TBRC.

“Since this is a straight question, I’ll respond with an answer that’s precise and straight to the point.

“My simple philosophy about life is to continue to live a life of value by improving on the system that we’ve.

“As someone from the military, I reckoned the best way for me and my associates to add value to our society and make our country better and stronger is through a think-tank like TBRC.’’



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