FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has reiterated the need for stronger synergy between the leadership and the citizens in addressing the multiple challenges currently besetting the country, saying it has become evident that government cannot do it alone.
The former President, who was in Ibadan to grace the book launch in honour of late Chief Lamidi Adedibu, a former Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, said he would continue to keep abreast of developments in the state.
He said, “There are many challenges in Nigeria today. There are challenges of insecurity, economy and political instability among others. These challenges are not really new except that they have taken a different dimension.
On the increasing call for the sacking of security chiefs in a bid to address the problem of insecurity, he said, “I did not appoint security chiefs, how can I ask that they be sacked? If I have a piece of fatherly advice for the security chiefs, I will not give it through the media.”
Earlier, Makinde had lauded Obasanjo for his passion for national development, especially in areas of agriculture, security, education, and health.