Tuesday 27th June, 2017
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Abubakar urges roundtable dialogue to resolve Nigeria's security challenges

Abubakar urges roundtable dialogue to resolve Nigeria's security challenges

Former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar has called for dialogue in resolving the various security challenges currently confront­ing the country through vari­ous militant groups agitations in the country.
Abubakar made the call while speaking with newsmen in Nnewi, Anambra State on Saturday, shortly after he com­missioned a five-star hotel in the town.
He said there was no need for national security threats to arise from Boko Haram, Niger Delta Avengers and Biafra agi­tators currently threatening the peace of the country.
“All I can say is that there is no need for the insecurity in Nigeria.
“I am appealing to all Nige­rians irrespective of what their grievances are to come to a roundtable and try to see how we can resolve these issues.
“We have amicable ways of settling these issues because there must be peace before we can progress as a country,” he said.
Abubakar admitted that the economy was passing through difficult time and urged Nigeri­ans to be patient while express­ing hope in the ability of the Federal Government to fix it.
The former Nigerian leader urged the private sector to complement the efforts of the government to revamp the economy just as some industri­alists were doing in Nnewi.
“Unfortunately, Nigeria is not an island; all over the world, there is economic recession and that is what is affecting us.
“Let us all join hands to save this economy; the private sec­tor must come in to help us to resuscitate the economy just as Nnewi has shown,” he said.

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