Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday urged Nigerian leaders to enter into genuine dialogue as a way of solving Niger Delta crisis.
Tambuwal who insisted that the true worth of a leader is measured by his ability to overcome challenges, added that, every country has its own peculiar challenges.
Speaking when he hosted participants of Course 25 of the National Defence College who were on a study tour of the state, Tambuwal noted that, admonished Nigerians to support PMB’s effort at making Nigeria great once again.
Said Tambuwal, “The crisis in the Niger Delta region requires more political solution than military.
“The crisis requires more political engagement by all stakeholders. Rather than use military might, we should lay much emphasis on engaging all parties in a dialogue. The militants especially must seize the initiative to restore peace in the region and ensure socio-economic stability,”
While emphasising on how challenges often define a nation’s might, Tambuwal said the strength and ability of the country to rise to challenges facing the nation will ultimately define the true worth of its leaders.
“Every country of the world is facing some form of challenges, what is important is the ability of the leadership to rally round, discuss and engage all stakeholders to come to a peaceful resolution of such issues,”
Talking on successes recorded by the Nigerian military and other security services in internal security, Tambuwal charged Nigerian securities to extend same successes beyond Boko Haram to look for solutions to other security challenges like kidnapping and armed robbery bedeviling other parts of the country.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari has good intentions for the country, and urged the people to support his efforts and embrace peace at all times.
Giving his support on the tour whose theme was, “Enhancing food security for national development: the role of state governments,”
Tambuwal said Sokoto has embraced modern farming techniques and has joined other entities in declaring food a major security issue.
“In the recent past, we have embraced many cash crops because of the need to diversify. In Sokoto today, we are leading producers of crops like millet, rice, sorghum, onions, tomatoes, cowpea and variety of vegetables.”