Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar (Rtd) has urged the Federal Government to earmark more funds to tackle insecurity and restore peace across the country.
Abdulsalam gave the advice when he received the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, who visited him to commiserate over the death of father of Senator Sani Musa, the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District.
Speaking during the visit, Abdulsalam said if there is no peace, there cannot be a country.
His words: “My suggestion is that due to the overstretching of our security forces, I think, all the necessary fundings should be given to the security forces.
“I suggest that we look at the unnecessary development issues in the country and do the needful to make life bearable and let us face this insecurity by diverting the necessary fundings to secure peace in this country. If there is no peace, there will be no country.”
Abdulsalam further urged those making life difficult for Nigerians to give peace a chance.
For his part, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan appreciated the advice of the former Head of State, saying the courage, resolve and determination of Nigerians would help the nation surmount its current challenges.
Lawan said majority of Nigerians still want Nigeria to remain one, adding that those calling for segregation of the country should be properly guided.