Former Chief Security Officer, CSO, to late military Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (retd) has said his concern is patriotism and true love for the country and the desire to invest and allow our institutions to stay rather than forcing them into decay. Al-Mustapha made this known while speaking to newsmen after the sixth edition of Dr. Fredrick Fasehun annual public lecture in Akure which he attended. When asked to assess the nation’s democracy in an interview with newsmen after the lecture , the former CSO said, “There is so much turbulence, greed and selfishness. We take two steps forward, four steps backward. My concern is patriotism and true love for the country our desire is to invest and allow our institutions to stay rather than forcing them into decay. That is what we should be cautious about.
“Those in leadership and those being led particularly those who have attained statesmanship position should understand there is heavier responsibility on their shoulder and they should realize that this country is too important to be allowed to fail. We must support all those in power. Anti corruption war is not easy as it is being said, we saw it in the past administrations. But before you start the anti corruption war itself, there are measures to take. One is to heal the wounds; two, corruption has eaten deep so it is going to be a combination of many things, moral law, science and force. The law should be seen to be enforced, ensuring the right of man and those who are enforcing it should also realize that the right of man must be respected. And those who are stealing should realize law is hot water, if you dare put your hand in hot water, you will get burnt and when it is burnt you have no one to blame. This is where we are and this must be done .’’