Insecurity great challenge to Nigeria’s devt, says Tambuwal



SOKOTO State Governor and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has identified insecurity as the most daunting challenge undermining the growth and development of Nigeria as a nation.

The governor who spoke at the opening of the 5th National Conference of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, said that the past five years had witnessed the diversion of resources meant for the development of key and strategic sectors of the society and economy.

According to him, “this diversion and the erosion of confidence of foreign investors have impacted negatively on the country’s drive to sustainable growth and development.”

He stated that the theme of the conference, which is “Security, National Integration and the Challenges of Development in Nigeria”, was not only timely but critical to any effort to rebuild the society and make the country a better place.

He expressed the hope that the conference would provide social scientists the opportunity to thoroughly examine the factors and forces responsible for the country’s mounting insecurity and the implications for national integration and development.

He, however, said that apart from the relevance of the theme of the conference, it was also of special interest to him because this is the first time he is visiting his alma mater since he assumed office as the governor of Sokoto State.

The governor asserted that the new governments in place at the state and federal levels were alive to their responsibilities of providing adequate security for the much-desired sustainable political and socio-economic change in Nigeria.

He said there was ample evidence that the new administration has been working hard to liberate the country from insecurity at various levels as all arms of the security forces were being repositioned to redeem the nation’s image.

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