Ambassador Tukur Buratai has identified weak justice system and poor leadership among others as factors responsible for insecurity and other social challenges across the country.
Buratai, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Republic of Benin said this at the ground breaking and fundraiser for Tukur Buratai Research Centre, TBRC at Gora in Nasarawa State.
He added that the Centre would collaborate with the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, in the fields of strategic studies, peace and conflict studies and leadership for development.
The former Chief of Army Staff said one may want to know why a retired general cum diplomat will decide to collaborate with a university to set up a think-tank like TBRC.
Buratai noted that Nigeria has potential for greatness but there were insufficient capabilities to transfer those potential into socio-economic benefits for the people. According to him, inadequate research and development implementation in Nigeria create a massive void in the nation’s progress.
Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Suleiman Mohammed said the institute and the centre had identified their research and development partnership based primarily on security and strategic studies.