During the nationwide broadcast to mark the nation's 61st independence, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday described the last 18 months as the most difficult period in the history of Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari also spoke on various issues affecting the nation and how the government has planned to resolve them.
However, despite the numerous challenges which were listed by Buhari, I believe that there are two tough challenges which his government must look into immediately.
The first major challenge president Muhammadu Buhari must address immediately is the growing rate of insecurity in the nation. Although the president noted that the Nigerian Military have recorded tremendous progress in addressing the Security challenges facing the country as a whole, this issue of Insecurity must be addressed immediately.
Over the last few days, the South-East has experienced a lot of security breaches ranging from the murder of Dr Chike Akunyili down to the attack of a police station in Anambra state Yesterday. These security challenges are quite alarming just like the constant killings and abductions in Northern Nigeria .
These Security challenges may not be overcomed by the use of military power alone, there should also be room for effective dialogue and deliberations.
• Secessionists agitations.
Also, President Muhammadu Buhari should start working on the constitutional reforms to address secessionists agitations. One of the major reason why these separatist groups are still thriving today, is a result of the alleged marginalisation of some regions.
Various ideas which have been stipulated in the constitutional reforms should be addressed immediately so that these agitators will agree to shield their swords and embrace peace.
These two challenges listed above are very urgent and president Muhammadu Buhari must not overlook it.
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