A former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately convey a national summit to proffer solutions to the rising insecurity in the country.
In a post on Twitter via his Twitter handle on Friday, Okupe noted that the security challenges in the country have affected the economy, productivity, and growth.
He added that insurgency, banditry, and herdsmen/farmers clashes have virtually sent farmers away from their farms while open grazing itself has devastated farmlands across the nation.
Okupe, however, asked the federal government to urgently find solutions to insecurity before it consumes Nigerians and Nigeria itself.
The politician noted that the national summit is one of the ways to find solutions to the rising insecurity affecting the country.
He wrote: “Whatever economic model subsists in the country, the fact is our productivity is on a steep decline nationally. This is more visible in the agriculture sector.
“Insurgency, Banditry and Herdsmen/farmers clashes have virtually sent farmers away from their farms while open grazing itself have devastated farmlands across the nation.
“Inflation rate of 18+% is terribly bad news for the managers of our economy.
“When coupled with ever-increasing food prices, a dual evil of hunger and poverty is unleashed on the populace.
“The Nigerian government must urgently find solutions to insecurity before it snuffs the life out of our people and threatens our very existence.
“An all-inclusive national summit on proferring sustainable solutions to insecurity is NOW a national imperative.”