The governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, on Thursday said the fight against armed banditry and other security problems is critical to the survival of the country, and it is the responsibility of all Nigerians.
The governor disclosed this when the management Daily Trust, paid him a courtesy visit in Katsina.
He said, “Nigeria is entering a state in which all of us must be extra careful. Indeed there must be a country, but all of us have critical roles to play in ensuring the survival of this nation, particularly when you look at the way this issue of insecurity is being handled,” he said.
He said on the part of the media, though it is well known that bad news is good news, instead of always reporting negative stories and depicting the situation as hopeless, there could be other ways of telling same stories by analyzing the successes recorded in the fight, identifying the challenges and charting the way forward.
He added that all stakeholders must look inward to identify where they are not doing well and with sincerity of purpose, the situation could come under control.
Masari said there was the need to look at the “problems within and amongst ourselves, look at fundamental issues within the security apparatus and the problem of civil service and its reform in order to be able to face the problem squarely.”