Chief Peter Obi, 2019 presidential running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of Anambra State has called on the federal government to invest more in education and economy.
The politician noted that while he agrees with the calls for the sack of the nation’s current service chiefs, that alone may not solve the challenges of insecurity in Nigeria.
According to Obi who spoke on Arise TV, should President Muhammadu Buhari sack the service chiefs as recommended by the Senate but issues of unemployment and poverty persist in Nigeria, crime will still continue to grow roots among the population.
He, therefore, called on the government to put strategies and policies that will create jobs and alleviate poverty in place if it truly wants to find a solution to the challenges of insecurity facing Nigeria as a country.
According to him, “I agree with the Senate for change of service chiefs but if you do all these things and don’t change the economy or invest in out of school children they would become criminals.
“We are in a global world, someone can be in Maiduguri and be employed in another country so investment education will reduce crimes.
“Let us invest properly in economy and education, that is the most important solution to end crime.”
It will be recalled that there have been renewed calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the current service chiefs and appoint new ones, but so far, the President has kept faith with them.