Prof Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr , a former presidential candidate , political lawyer and prolific writer, has said increase in poverty , unemployment and hunger is the reason behind the continue increase of banditry and terrorisim in Nigeria.
Appearing as a guest on an Interview with Cally Ikpe on his online programme titled Violence free world
Prof Chris stated that he is amongst the few Nigerian who believed that president Muhammadu Buhari would have been able to address the issue of insecurity especially as a former retired general.
He said as much as Nigerians expect more from this administration , cautioned needs to be applied to how people pass judgement on security matters , especially when the issue has remained with us over a decade.
He also called on more to be done on the security infrastructure especially on intelligence as those involved are not ghost but people who leaves amongst us and as such citizens must Co-operate to help fight out the menace of insecurity.
” Yes The Essence of Governance is about protection of life and property, security are the core of nationhood but interestingly I believe that things can work better and so I see the cap as half full” he said while responding to question about how well this administration has performed.
He also hailed the present administration especially as to regards with the declaration of bandits as Terrorist , he said the move will help the government trace fundings and also maximally in dealing with the Terrorist.
While declaring his support for Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state for Presidency come 2023 , he said having run for the office of the presidency in 2011 he has fund out a man who have similar vision and aspirations with his.
He said Yahaya Bello holds hope for a new Nigeria.