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Desperate Times For President Jonathan...

It is a government that is least known for it's proactive nature, and many of us have come to endure it's mediocrity, with a fading optimism that 2015 will finally usher in the watershed. In an obvious show of brevity, albeit belated, President Goodluck Jonathan declared a State of Emergency in the volatile states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa. It cannot be a mere oversight that Kano was missing from that list, but one can spare the presidency the blemish, after all, he is acting on information afforded him by his security experts. It is no gainsaying that this current display of stern by the current government should have come much earlier. Perhaps, the carnage will have been curtailed. However, it is better late than never. This current development makes a crass mockery of the entire amnesty program that is proving to be a voyage in futility. Suffice it to say, it will be sheer fool hardiness for anyone to view Jonathan's declaration as being politically motivated. Desperate times requires desperate measures. Yet, it remains to be seen how the brutality of the army will live side by side with the civility of a political rule in these states. At times like this, all hands must be on deck. The army must be thoroughly professional in carrying out their assignment in these states, and every stake holders involved must work towards ensuring that we end this madness once and for all. We can barely afford any more time for shameless bickering as a nation. The Nigeria project currently hinges on fragility, and the consequences could be dire.


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