Emmanuel Ukumba in Lafia
A 2019 presidential hopeful, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has said under his watch as president of Nigeria, killings across the country will end.
Moghalu stated this thursday in Lafia during a town hall meeting he organised for the people of Nasarawa State as part of his presidential ambitionâ€™s consultative tour across the country.
According to him, â€œunder my presidency, I will end herdsmen attacks because my number one loyalty is for the masses. Herdsmen are running over the country as if we donâ€™t have security.â€
The presidential hopeful, who is a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), lamented that there was a president in the country but citizens are being slaughtered while the president continued to make excuses.
â€œIt is time to stop such excuses. We need a leader that will protect the lives and property of the people. Boko Haram cannot kidnap girls and bring them back still you said you are a president. It is time for a new and radical leadership in Nigeria,â€ he maintained.
On his plan to tackle insecurity headlong, the presidential hopeful said he would appoint an impeccable person with good track record as his National Security Adviser (NSA).
His words: â€œEvery part of Nigeria will be represented in my security team base on the virtue of capability of such individual found in such a place. We will go to all parts of the country to find the best hands that will not be restricted to my tribe people.â€
He continued that Nigeria at this 21st century needed a leader that understood that he is a Nigerian, but not Igbo, Yoruba or Tiv.
He concluded by lamenting also that, â€œin the last three years, nine
million people lost their jobs under the present administration in the country which is unacceptable.â€