Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate commitment to ending insurgency and insecurity in the country.
Wike, stated these during an appearance on nationalTelevision on Tuesday night.
The governor who said the prevailing insecurity in the country was disturbing, reiterated his call for State police to boost internal security.
Governor Wike declared that no government can provide good governance when it fails to protect lives and property, and relayed.
“The issue of security is paramount in governance and when a government cannot protect life and property, then that government has failed. There are no two ways about it. There is no propaganda that can solve the problem,” he said.
He said the reasons insurgency, banditry, cultism, and other heinous crimes besetting Nigeria had continued to fester was because the Federal Government has failed to admit it lacked the capacity to tackle these security challenges bedeviling the country.
“The President of the country has not shown enough strength to say I am willing to fight this insurgency; I am willing to fight insecurity problem in this country. As a leader, when people see you are willing to do something, I can tell you, you will see that people will come out and give him their best,” he added.
The governor said there was nothing wrong with the Federal Government admitting they have obviously failed in the protection of life and property and that they need support, ideas to tackle the prevailing insecurity across the country