Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, at the award dinner organised by the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation in Kaduna, decried the level of insecurity in the country. He stated that with the present security challenges, ranging from banditry, kidnapping to terrorism, Nigeria is at a crossroads.
Speaking on the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, Abdusalami celebrated the Premier of the defunct Northern region, describing him as "all in all".
He added that he was one leader that ensured there was peace in the region and by extension Nigeria.
“Sardauna was all in all. He was a leader who ensured there was peace in the country and in northern Nigeria in particular," he said.
He further said, "He (Ahmadu Bello) was able to do this regardless of tribe or religious affiliations; he did what is right and carried everybody along. He ensured that there was development across the board.
The former Military head hoped that those in the seat of power will emulate late Sir Ahmadu Bello in actions and deeds.
Meanwhile, with the spate of insecurity, he urged Nigerians to give out useful information to security operatives for prompt action.
“We should, therefore, try as much as possible to give information and intelligence reports to security agencies for timely action," he added.
He further said, “We will always pray for peace and I am appealing to all Nigerians to put all hands on the deck to eradicate this menace of insecurity currently threatening the peace of the country.”