Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to support the government’s fight against insecurity in order to collectively tackle the menace.
Jonathan made the call on Friday in Abuja during the exclusive command performance by the Commonwealth Community Choir.
The performance by the choir also known as the Port-Harcourt Male Ensemble International was tagged ‘Peace for All Nations’. It was hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
At the event, the former president said insecurity was a global phenomenon that was not peculiar to Nigeria due to the excesses of terrorists across the world.
“I was there before and of course, you know there is a lot of insecurity. What we can do is to collectively support the government, encourage the soldiers and other security operatives to do more for our safety,” Jonathan said.
Jonathan said the unity and peace must be collectively upheld by all especially the youth, adding that as a former president, he knew the meaning of peace.
Also speaking at the event, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said nothing could be more important than peace.
Osinbajo, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Religious Matters, Seyi Malomo, said peace in the society was one of the invincible cement that made everything to work.
“If you remove that peace, everything will somehow collapse. So, peace cannot be coming at a more appropriate time when we are in celebration season of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who the Bible says is the Prince of Peace,” Osinbajo said.