Insecurity: Mark tasks Leaders, Citizens on common front


Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has tasked Nigerians to bury religious and ethnic differences and together to establish a common front against forces threatening the peaceful coexistence amongst our people.

Mark said it was time for all men and women of good conscience to rise to the occasion and proffer lasting solutions to the lingering insecurity that has enveloped the entire country.

The former President of the Senate stated this a morning mass on Thursday St. Mulumba Catholic Chaplaincy, Apo, Abuja to mark his 73rd birthday.

Mark said Nigerians can no longer deny the current level of insecurity and disharmony tearing the country apart.

“Though have reasons to celebrate times, cannot shy away from the abnormality of insecurity and disharmony threatening the very foundation of our country.”

“It is important for all of us to together and fashion out a workable and equitable solution to end this menace.”

Mark said he believes that will overcome the situation if the people and their leaders are willing to do the right thing.

the mass were prominent Nigerians including the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche , former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, former Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Mike Ogiadomhe, former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba SAN among others.

Mark served as ’s Senate President from 2007 to 2015 and fondly remembered for his role in the enactment of “the Doctrine of Necessity,” that saved from a major leadership crisis following the illness of late President Umaru Yar’Adua in 2010.

At 73, Mark said he is now an ambassador of peace in his home State Benue and with a resolve to serve God and humanity.

In their various remarks, Senators Anyim, Zainabe Kure, Suleman Adokwe, Tunde Ogbeha, Mrs Abba Moro, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc Sonny Echono, AIG Wilson Inalegwu (Rtd) all paid glowing tributes on Senator Mark for  his meritorious services to the nation describing him as a man of peace.

Earlier in his homily, Rev Fr Vincent Iletogbe tasked Nigerian leaders to put the welfare and security of citizens at the centre of their policies and programmes.