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President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that there is a decline in civil service, police, judiciary, and military which has led to security challenges and corruption practices across the country.
The President stressed that there is a need for a sincere process of national healing.
He made this known on Thursday morning while delivering a speech on the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary at Aso Villa, Abuja.
He said, “my summary of our journey so far as a nation is necessary to appropriately chart where we need to go and how to get there TOGETHER.
“Today, I am aware that our economy along with every single economy in the world is in crisis. We still face security challenges in parts of the country, while our society suffers from a high loss of moral rectitude which is driven by unbridled craving for political control.
“An underlying cause of most of the problems we have faced as a nation is our consistent harping on artificially contrived fault-lines that we have harboured and allowed unnecessarily to fester.
“In addition, institutions such as civil service, police, the judiciary, the military all suffered from a general decline.
“A sincere process of national healing and this anniversary presents a genuine opportunity to eliminate old and outworn perceptions that are always put to test in the lie they always are.”