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Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan Visits Pa Fasoranti In Akure

Valentine Chinyem



Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, visited Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo State, to condole with the Afenifere leader over the death of his daughter, Funke Olakunrin.

Jonathan who addressed newsmen after the meeting, lamented the increasing rate of insecurity in the country, while calling on the government to adopt a different approach to tackling the menace that has befalling the nation.

He said, “It (insecurity) is now a major problem in the country and my belief is that the Federal Government with the state governments must design a different approach.

“I was there as a president for some time, security challenges were there with me. I also inherited some. But it is getting worse everyday. And we cannot continue to use the same old method.

“As security operatives, the police, DSS, and other armed forces must deploy technology. I believe the Federal Government will need to set up a special unit, just like we set up EFCC and ICPC to handle specific issues of corruption.

“They would know that their total responsibility is to manage this issue of kidnapping and attacks on people going on the road or going to the farm.

“We can’t continue that way, it is not just possible, because we can’t talk about managing the economy of this country if people are not safe.

“Economy is for the people, they must be alive to enjoy infrastructure. Even if you construct all the roads in the country and people cannot move around, then the road become meaningless.

Mrs. Olakunrin was murdered along Benin-Ore express by suspected herdsmen.