Insecurity: Politicians no longer have value, interest of people - Diri

The governor said that the level of insecurity currently plaguing the country was unprecedented.
Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State
Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has berated politicians in Nigeria for the lack of value and interest of the people in the face of insecuroty in the country.

Diri made the disclosure on Tuesday at the South-South Zonal Management Summit organised by the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) in Yenagoa with the theme, ‘Managing security challenges for national integration in Nigeria: The South-South paradox.’

The governor revealed that Nigeria is facing various forms of insecurity and the country has become politically insecure because most politicians chase their selfish interests.

Diri also said that the country was more divided than ever before because of unnecessary partisanship, tribalistic and unpatriotic management of both human and natural resources.

Speaking through his deputy, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Diri said that apart from insurgency, kidnapping and other kinetic security challenges, the country is suffering from what he identified as political, social, health and food insecurity.

The PUNCH quoted the governor as saying that the level of insecurity currently plaguing the country was unprecedented.

He said, “Insecurity comes in various forms. It is not only the kinetic insecurity; our security agencies are dealing with armed robbery, insurgency, kidnapping and other criminal activities; we have insecurity facing our political system.

“In this country, we have a situation where most politicians no longer have values but only pursue their selfish interests. As long as their interest is protected or fortified, they can damn any consequences and even the interest of the people they are leading. That is why some of them can change like the chameleon and jump ship easily.”

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