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Former President ,Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented over the kidnapping of wife of one of his managers about three week ago.
Obasanjo who did not disclose the identify of his manager whose wife was kidnapped said the lingering security challenges confronting the nation could best be tackled by Nigerians both home and abroad.
Obasanjo said this while speaking during his surprise visit to the Ayangbunren of Ikorodu, Oba Adewale Sotobi.
He called on Nigerians to contribute their quota towards the development of the nation saying, “the current regime had done all it could to tackle security challenges in Nigeria,”
According to him, “insecurity is a major problem in Nigeria. Gulak was killed in Imo. He was my Special Assistant: a young man with brighter future has been shot dead. About three weeks ago, the wife of one of my managers was kidnapped about three weeks ago.
“This is a major problem because insecurity does not help us domestically or grow our investment. We cannot make progress under insecurity because it will limit the rate of investment,” he said.
In his response, Oba Sotobi assured the former president that Ikorodu indigenes will contribute their quota towards ensuring the resuscitation of Ikorodu Bricks Factory.
Earlier, the ‘Agba Akin’ of Ikorodu Land, Otunba Ayodele Eleso called for inclusion of Ikorodu indigenes in governance.
Also, he said that the Ayangbunren should be conferred with a national award based on his contribution to the socio-economic development of the nation.