This is not the best of times for Nigeria, especially in relation to issues of insecurity and the citizens must do all within their powers to unite and make the country liveable, Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, has urged.

Abubakar made the call on Tuesday, January 21, in Kaduna state venue of an event organised by the Sir Ahmadu Bello memorial foundation.

According to Abubakar, Nigeria is currently at an unpleasant point in its existence as a result of security challenges.

He pleaded with the people to play roles that would help reduce or end insecurity in the country, part of which is to volunteer information when the need arises, and especially since those who carry out criminal activities live among the citizens.

He praised Sir Ahmadu Bello, then premier of the northern part of Nigeria, for all that he did while alive.

He said the late former premier, pioneered the clamour for peace and unity in Nigeria.

The former head of state also commended the foundation for keeping Sir Bello's legacies.

On his part, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state also commended Ahmadu Bello for providing the vision for a peaceful Nigeria.

Speaking also, the chairman of the board of trustees for the foundation, Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu, a former governor of Niger state, said those honoured by the organisation had defined themselves successfully in their chosen areas.

"In fact, it is an undeniable fact that the 2020 awardees have either individually or collectively been key players in rewriting and determining the history of Nigeria," he said.

Legit.ng reports that former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, also, on Tuesday, January 21, made his position known concerning the south west's security initiative, Amotekun.

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