BY MONSUR OLOWOOPEJO
LAGOS—WIFE of President Jonathan Goodluck, Patience, yesterday, urged Nigerians to support the federal, state and local governments to address the issue of insecurity in the country, saying “terrorism can defeat anyone including my husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, if he fights alone, because terrorism cannot defeat us collectively.”
Mrs. Jonathan made the appeal at the 44th Birthday celebration of the National Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, Mr. Gani Adams, held in Ikeja, Lagos.
Prominent dignitaries at the event include: Mr Joseph Evah, Coordinator, Ijaw Monitoring Group, Chief Shina Williams, Special Adviser on Culture to Governor Kunle Amosun of Ogun State, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, represented by Basorun Akinade.
The first lady, who was represented by Senior Special Assistance to President on Youths and Student matters, Mr. Jude Imagwe, said that addressing the insecurity in the country is a shared responsibility.
According to her: “I want to thank all Nigerians but as I appreciate your effort, I must remind you that you all have a responsibility to play in the security challenges facing this country.”