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  • Updated: December 28, 2021

Insecurity: Ortom Urges Buhari To Consult Widely

Insecurity: Ortom Urges Buhari To Consult Widely

Samuel Ortom

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to consult widely with knowledgeable Nigerians on ways and means of tackling the security and economic challenges facing the country.

Ortom urged the President to adopt the same strategy he deployed when consulting with selected Nigerians to decline assent to the amended Electoral Act citing the adoption of the mandatory direct primaries by political parties in the legislation.

The Governor who made the call in Makurdi, Tuesday said Nigeria is well endowed and blessed with many experts who could willingly offer the much-needed services to get the country out of the present economic and security woes.

Ortom said: "There is no gainsaying that we are all witnessing the worst security challenge in the history of our country. This is coupled with the unimaginable economic hardship we are all going through in the country.

"You can imagine what the exchange rate is today compared to what it was when this All Progressives Congress, APC, led government took over in 2015.

“With this current exchange rate, how can a civil servant who earns less than N200,000 monthly cope? How can the pensioner who collects a meagre sum cope? How can the Policeman who earns less than N200,000 monthly cope; same applies to the political officeholders.

"You can imagine what the exchange rate is today compared to what it was when this All Progressives Congress, APC, led government took over in 2015.

“With this current exchange rate, how can a civil servant who earns less than N200,000 monthly cope? How can the pensioner who collects a meagre sum cope? How can the Policeman who earns less than N200,000 monthly cope; same applies to the political officeholders."

 

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