On Wednesday Nigeria former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed how Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State can deal with “bad boys” and end insecurity in the state.
Obasanjo said Uzodinma should ensure an increase of youth participation in all facets of the economy in the state as a means of curbing insecurity.
He disclosed this during a dinner organised by Uzodimma to mark his 85th birthday in Owerri on Wednesday.
According to a statement by Uzodinma’s Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu, Obasanjo appealed to the governor not to ignore the youths regardless of how their behaviour may seem.
The former President said the governor should find a lasting solution to the spate of insecurity in the state by engaging those he called ‘bad boys,’ regardless of who they are.
According to Obasanjo: “Hope is your name, it means a lot because life without hope is meaningless.
“There are three categories of bad boys: those genuinely frustrated and angry, those who are being sponsored by politicians for political vendetta, and those who by nature are criminally minded.
“We have to find a solution if insecurity remains a problem in our society. And for the genuinely frustrated and militants, we have to learn to deal with them by talking to them.”