EKWUEME TASKS SECURITY ON TERRORISM
Former Vice President, Sir Alex Ekwueme has charged the Nigerian security operatives to find solution to the security challenges in the country, especially terrorism. Ekwueme who spoke in Zaria weekend, at the 3rd session of the 1st synod of Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Zaria Diocese, said tackling the Islamic sect menace and other security challenges in the country should be the first priority of government.
The elder statesman who topped the list of eminent Nigerians honoured by the church for their exemplary leadership qualities, stated that, though, he was not a security expert to suggest way out of the security challenges, but government and its security agencies should act faster than they were doing.
According to him, 'Am not a security, expert so you should not expect me to give you the formula of how the problem of Boko Haram should be solved. It is left for the security agencies to work out the best way to solve the problem'.
While saying that, he did not subscribe to the belief that the current impasse would lead to the break up of Nigeria, Ekwueme said, those who believe in that assertion must have their reasons for doing so.
He however expressed delight for being honoured by the church, praying that God's work would continue to grow from strength to strength.
Also speaking at the synod, Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa said, government was doing its best to bring about peace in the state, adding that, with the help of the church it would attain its set objectives.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, (Christian matters), Rev. Joseph Hayab, the Governor noted that the issue of security was everybody's business, urging the church to collaborate with the government through prayers.
He said government was working round-the-clock to bring perpetrators of violence to book, vowing that anyone caught would be made to face the full wrath of the law.