Former CEO of the National Health Insurance Scheme Professor Usman Yusuf has expressed worries about the security environment and highlighted the disparities between today’s and yesterday’s leaders. He emphasized that notable people, including the previous Chief of Army Staff of the military, could not return to their ancestral homes without robust security. He compared it to the late President Shehu Shagari, who could enter his Sokoto home without the requirement for any type of protection. He voiced his worries about the present degree of insecurity, attributing it to both poverty and a failure to address issues locally. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
He said in an interview with Daily Trust TV, ”You finish as Chief of Army Staff and you can’t go back to your ancestral home to spend the weekend without those big guns security. This is not how leaders in the past lived. Late President Shehu Shagari went back to Sokoto and you could access his home from the main road. You could go in and see him. Even former President Muhammadu Buhari cannot stay in Daura without those big guns.
You finish all your Abuja trip and you cannot go back home. And that is why everybody is in Abuja as an IDP. All of us carried the pregnancy and gave birth to these monsters we call insecurity. Now Abuja is not safe, everybody is sweating under the collar because it’s closing in on the seat of power. If you ignore the grassroots and leave the poverty, do you think it’s going to remain there? No, it will get to you. And this is not surprising for me, it’s going to get worse if we don’t take care of this.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>