Sule Lamido, a former Jigawa State governor, has lamented the current state of Nigeria, noting that no one is literally safe in the country.
Lamido said during a closed-door meeting with former president Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Sunday, according to a statement issued by Kehinde Akinyemi, the Special Assistant on Media to the former president.
Commiserating with Obasanjo over the kidnap of three workers from his farm recently, the former governor bemoaned that Nigeria is bleeding.
He, however, noted that although Nigeria is confronted with challenges, his meeting with Obasanjo reinforced his faith in the country.
Lamido was quoted to have said that Obasanjo is still committed to ensuring that Nigeria is out of the doldrums.
The statement read: “Lamido who declared that the country is bleeding, however, said that his meeting with Obasanjo reinforced his faith in the country.
“How do we remain safe is the biggest problem and challenge now in this country, because now, nobody is safe again. Imagine, kidnapping three workers of Baba, a former President of the country? Who is safe again?.
“I have come to visit my father and leader and my everything after a very long time and I met him in a very high spirit and good health.
“But, he told me that he’s now ageing and I responded that he’s not, because we still need him in this country. And he said, Sule, I will do anything for Nigeria. That is very inspiring. That is why I like him and this reinforces my faith in country -my Nigeria.
“We discussed a number of issues, particularly on Nigeria, that he so loved. Honestly, no matter how down we go, we’ll rise again. But, obviously, it is bleeding now. It is bleeding.”
Lamido served as Foreign Affairs Minister during Obasanjo’s time in power.