By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
A former member of the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has said insecurity persisted in Nigeria because the president is either too shy or weak to take action on his subordinates.
The former senator stated this on Saturday while featuring as a guest speaker on Daily Trust’s Twitter Spacesl, themed, ‘Insecurity and 2023 General Election.’
“People in the position of leadership are failing and they will keep on failing because we have a president who is too weak to take actions on his subordinates.
“If you preside over as a security man, military personnel or intelligence, or you preside over the local government or state and attacks are happening continuously in your place and nothing is being achieved, it is the responsibility of the president to remove such kind of persons and bring new persons.
“Security issues sometimes need things like this. There have been continuous allegations that this terrorism and banditry is being sustained because of the complicit of or collaboration with security agencies,” he said.
Sani added that an action has never been taken in Nigeria on people who have apparently failed, urging the president to be fully in charge of his office.
“You don’t just sit down because you appoint somebody and then things are good. We have seen how prison breaks happened.
“Continuously in the last few years, you kept extending the tenure of the Controller-General of the Nigerian Prison Service. You kept extending tenure of civil defence chiefs, immigration chiefs. No result is being achieved. A president must be decisive in taking actions as far as penalising those with responsibilities,” the former Senator said.