Nigeria: Insecurity affecting the economy – Abdulsalam Abubakar

Former Military Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar has again warned that the current insecurity in the country is affecting the economy of the nation especially in the northern part.

Abdulsalami Abubabakar who spoke in Minna Niger state on today after he and others were inaugurated as members of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai Endowment Fund board of trustees by Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu said in the northern part of the country in particularly ‘there is no more night economy’.

The former Head of state said carnage and destruction of public property and loss of innocent lives were having a lot of negative effect on the national economy and therefore should be stopped.

‘People who have grievances against the government should come out to discuss the grievances and settle for peace’ he declared and told parents that they have a responsibility to check their children so that they do not fall into wrong groups.

Commenting on the assignment of the Fund, General Abdulsalami observed that there are nine projects yet to be completed in the University among them the Senate building, central water works, lecture theatres and lecture rooms as well as the Vice Chancellors lodge.

He asked the Niger state government to set the ball rolling by contributing to the fund and ensure regular funding of the institution.

The Former Head of state asked students of the university put at over 6000 ‘to be disciplined, and avoid anything that will tarnish the university image while also challenging the management of the institution not to ‘spare the rod in its dealing with the students because according to him ‘what we lack in this country is discipline’

General Abdulsalami Abubakar paid glowing tributes to the late Kaduna governor Patrick Yakowa who died in a helicopter crash last Saturday describing him as ‘my late friend’.

General Abdulsalami noted that Nigeria has lost a worthy citizen, and prayed his gentle soul to rest in peace’

Speaking in the same vein Niger state Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu related the relationship between late Patrick Yakowa and General Abdulsalami Abubakar to be very cordial as he sympathized with him. Daily Times

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