Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar (Retired), has identified formulation of good economic policies at all levels of government as panacea in tackling security challenges facing the country.
General Abdulsalam stated this in Ibadan during a courtesy visit to Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde.
He stressed the need for government to provide economic base for individuals with a view to tackling poverty and prevent them from being used as criminal elements.
General Abdulsalam urged Nigerians to be vigilant and report strange happenings in their domains to security agencies so as to protect lives and property.
The former Head of State who congratulated Engineer Makinde on his election as the new Oyo State governor said he was optimistic that the man in the helms of affairs would bring to bear his wealth of experience in the private sector to develop the state.
Responding, Governor Seyi Makinde said his administration had been reviewing the security situation in Oyo state to draw up a formidable structure for peace and security in the state.
Governor Makinde promised that the present administration would not toy with the security of the state.
The former head of state and Oyo state Governor later had a meeting behind closed door.