Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello has stated that those blaming president Muhammadu Buhari for the rising cases of insecurity in the country are getting it wrong, saying that he inherited a rotten security system.
The governor, while speaking at a national security summit, organised by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Abuja, yesterday, added that Nigerians should blame the political elite for the current state of insecurity in the country.
The summit, among other things was part of the means to engage with stakeholders on the alarming spate of insecurities, being witnessed across the country, particularly as it affects the educational sector and youth development.
He said, “to over all these issues we must get both education and security right because Mr president inherited a decayed security architecture.
“There are responsibilities that lies on our shoulders. Who are the managers of these security? The management of these security are the politician, the political class not the service chiefs nor the president.”
To overcome the current issues bedeviling the country, the governor stressed that Nigerians need to vote for those who have good track records. “We can get insecurity and education right. Whoever is going to be president in 2023 we must go into records before we choose and select,” he said.
Citing the success story in Kogi, where according to him insecurity is a thing of the past, Bello said every citizen in the state is so informed and know exactly who are the criminals among them.
“Those helping us are not security men made from heaven but the same army, navy or police. We didn’t hire anyone outside the state because the citizens are up and willing to defend themselves.”