A former Director of the Department of State Services, Mr Mike Ejiofor on Monday said that Nigeria is in deep crisis.
Speaking as a guest on the Programme The State of the Nation, CityTalks with Reuben Abati.
Mr Ejiofor described the State of the Nigerian Nation as a situation at the verge of war, which he noted that his description is underestimating the challenges we are facing as a nation.
He stated that the notion of public outcry calling for a change of leadership is not the problem.
He cited the instance when there was a clamour to change security heads of agencies and it was done, but after the change was done, the crisis in the country heightened, the records of banditry attacks were more, the level of abduction was escalated.
The security expert admonished the government to change strategy.
The earlier the government changes strategy, the better for us, he said.
Mr Ejiofor identified the problem with security agencies as gross underfunding.
He decried the claims made by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed concerning the budget to security agencies.
According to him, “how much of that budget is allocated to Security agencies?
“Even if the money is released, the National Assembly will send contractors to carry out the contracts.”
He recommended to the Federal government to look at report from the 2014 National Conference, because he thinks it will solve the endemic challenges we are going through as a nation, particularly, security.