THESE are not the best of times for the people and government of Nigeria. The security situations we face as a nation are enough to discourage the people and rob them of their faith in the ability of their government to sustain the Federal Republic against the onslaught of foreign-driven agents of national disintegration.

Unfortunately, all the threats we face germinated from bad governance or even absence of governance.

Where the Islamic culture has, in other climes, produced progressive governance such as we see in the Gulf states, especially the United Arab Emirates, UAE, centuries of negative application of the same in Northern Nigeria have produced a basketful of jihadist terrorist camps.