At the wake of the threat of secession by Nnamdi Kanu, and the eviction notice by a coalition of Arewa Youths, that is currently keeping the nation on the threshold of palpable fear, former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has called for peace, Post Nigeria report.
Jonathan, spoke at his Abuja residence, at the full glare of the Press, when the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, former Ministers’ Forum, paid him an Eid-El-Fitr visit.
Jonathan who spoke with much gusto, disclosed that the current state of the nation is capable of scaring away investors.
Recall, that for the past few weeks, the nation has been tension soaked, after a quit notice order issued by the coalition of Arewa Youths, ordering all Igbos to vacate the North within three months.
While speaking, Jonathan said: “What improved the economy was confidence, and what made investors to have confidence, was peace.”
The former President added that, President Muhammadu Buhari “cannot do magic”, if there is so much tension in the land.
“No President can do magic, if there is so much tension in the land, because immediately there is a sense of insecurity in any country, investors go back, and when investors go back, of course, your economy will be in doom.
“Nobody wants to go and invest where you are not too sure of the security of your workers, facilities, and so on. We should all pray and work towards peace; that is the only way as a nation we can grow our economy”, he said.
The former President speaking further, congratulated Muslim brothers and sisters on the occasion of the Eid-El-Fitr, saying the period was a challenging one.
A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode; a former Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Tanimu Kabiru Turaki; and the Spokesman of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the PDP, were in attendance.