A former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has expressed concerns over insecurity in the country, declaring that Nigeria is bleeding.
Lamido spoke in Abeokuta, Ogun State, after meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) residence weekend.
The former governor’s concern was revealed in a statement signed by the Special Assistant, Media to the former president, Mr Kehinde Akinyemi.
Lamido said: “How do we remain safe is the biggest problem and challenge now in this country because now, nobody is safe again. Imagine, kidnapping three workers of Baba, a former president of the country? Who is safe again?”
He, however, said that former President Obasanjo has reinforced his faith in the country despite the appalling situation.
Lamido said that Obasanjo was still committed to ensuring that Nigeria is out of the doldrum.
The former governor, who disclosed that he had come to visit his father “and leader and my everything after a very long time and I met him in a very high spirit and good health”.
“But, he told me that he’s now ageing and I responded that he’s not because we still need him in this country. And he said, Sule, I will do anything for Nigeria. That is very inspiring. That is why I like him and this reinforces my faith in the country, my Nigeria.
“We discussed a number of issues, particularly on Nigeria, that he so loved. Honestly, no matter how down we go, we’ll rise again. But, obviously, it is bleeding now. It is bleeding,” Lamido lamented.