Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently take steps to address the growing concerns over the quit notices issued to herders in Oyo and Ondo States.
The former Governor of Kwara State in a statement at the weekend, condemned some leaders for maintaining silence despite recent happenings that have increased tension and heightened apprehension in the country.
Saraki who is quoted as saying that development in the states are symptomatic of the continued threat to the unity of Nigeria, noted that these unrests also occur in other parts of the country, urged all citizens to work for peace and take initiatives that can douse tension.
According to Saraki, “both the elite and ordinary people have a responsibility to take measures that will reassure the people across board that a united Nigeria will benefit everybody better than a disintegrated country”
“The deafening silence by key stakeholders, leaders and others who we think should speak out is worrisome. This silence is a dangerous tell-tale sign that things are wrong. This is not good for our country. We must all speak out and talk about the solution to this twin-problem of insecurity and threat to national unity.
Saraki advised Buhari to call all relevant politicians and stakeholders – former heads of states, retired and serving security chiefs, present and former leaders of various arms of government, traditional rulers, experienced youth, among others to discuss how solve security problems.
The Daily Post reports that the former governor as also appealed to Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila to provide far-reaching legislative intervention that will help the executive arm in the search for peace, adding that insecurity is getting worse by the day.