By Mercy Agberagba
Yakubu Gowon, former military head of state, has asked Nigerians to remain positive about the country in spite of the prevalent insecurity
He said the situation is just a phase which the country will eventually surmount.
Gowon spoke in Abuja on Saturday at a ceremony to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN)
He said the current state of insecurity and instability is “only a passing phase that will not be with us forever”.
He urged Nigerians to pray and support the government in the fight against insecurity, incessant attacks and kidnapping.
Gowon who was represented by Chris Garba, a retired major general, said he is optimistic that the Nigerian Peace Corps establishment Bill currently before the national assembly will be passed.
He also expressed optimism that President Muhammad Buhari would sign the passed bill into law when passed by the Legislatures.
“The 7th, 8th and 9th assembly have made several inputs and enhancement on the bill,” Gowon said.
“The 9th assembly will do further justice to pass the bill; I am very optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari will assent to it.”