Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has decried the rising case of insecurity, dwindling economy and other socio-economic problems bedeviling the country, saying the situation is depressing.
He said with all the issues plaguing the country, incidents of mental health had suddenly become a challenge as most Nigerians are currently going through tough times and are traumatized because of the happenings in the society.
Jonathan stated this when the management of the Albino Foundation and its partners paid him a courtesy visit to appreciate him for paying the bills of persons with albinism to undergo surgery against cancer overseas.
The former president contended that most criminal activities in Nigeria were drug-induced which has contributed largely to the increase in crime rate and other vices.
The ex-president added that cultism in secondary and primary schools are also on the rise and has compounded the prevailing security situation in the country.
Dr. Jonathan noted that most areas of the nation’s health system needed to be upgraded to meet international standards and adequately meet the health needs of the people.
Earlier in his remarks, the foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Jake Epelle, thanked Jonathan for being the first president to pay the bills of persons with albinism to secure treatment.
He appealed to him to remain a vocal voice for persons with disabilities, adding that his organisation would love to partner with the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation for the betterment of albinos.