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Use intelligence at your disposal to curb insecurity, Ayorinde advises Buhari

By Rotimi Agboluaje (Ibadan) and Ngozi Egenuka (Lagos)
27 December 2021   |   3:16 am
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Bolaji Ayorinde, at the weekend, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use the intelligence at his disposal to curb insecurity ravaging the country.

Chief Bolaji Ayorinde

• Urges Nigerians to be prayerful
• Foundation laments state of poverty in Nigeria

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Bolaji Ayorinde, at the weekend, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use the intelligence at his disposal to curb insecurity ravaging the country.

Ayorinde made the call while speaking with The Guardian shortly after the Christmas service at the Cathedral of St. James, Oke-Bola, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

He urged Nigerians to be prayerful, saying: “We should remain prayerful. Not only prayerful, we should ensure that our country is safe from ravaging of banditry and terrorism. We should not say that this is North-East or North-West. If we are not careful, it will over-run all of us. So, we should remain prayerful and pray for the government to find solutions.

“They have all the information at hand. Government is very powerful. It has the amount of intelligence that you and I cannot even think of. So, they should make use of that intelligence and curb this as quickly as possible because it has gone up for too long.

“Nobody should lay all the blames in the hand of one man. It was there before him.” In another development, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Trinitas Foundation Africa, has expressed disappointment over the state of poverty in Nigeria.

Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, Ade George, who urged increased agricultural investment as a sustainable solution to eradicate poverty in Nigeria, stated this at the weekend while providing food relief and economic support to 6,000 families in Lagos.

He said that the only way for Nigeria to become a first world country is to increase its exportation and reduce importation of goods.

George, who also called for better governance and accountability of leaders, said: “The level of poverty in this country is scary right now and as much as we try to blame the government, that narrative has become a bit tiresome.

“Every official is a reflection of our society. It’s important for us as a people or nation to show kindness in these desperate times, to recognise the power of positive thinking and to act accordingly.”

He added that the foundation also offers entrepreneurship and women empowerment in its battle against hunger and poverty.