Former President Goodluck Jonathan says insecurity gave him sleepless nights during his tenure as president of Nigeria.
He spoke on Friday during the official opening of a 22-kilometre road project in Taraba state.
“When I was the president of Nigeria, the insecurity of the nation did give me sleepless nights. Sometimes even while I am in the church, my ADC will bring a phone to show me how people are being attacked somewhere. It gave me sleepless nights,” he said.
Former president Goodluck Jonathan at the inauguration of a 22km road in Taraba state.
Jonathan, however, expressed pleasure that Taraba was gradually returning to the “good old days” of peaceful coexistence and tolerance.
“When the security of a place is much better, I’m always appreciative. This is happening because the people of Taraba have decided to live in peace.”
During Jonathan’s tenure as president, Boko Haram wreaked havoc in Nigeria, killing hundreds of Nigerians and displacing others, especially in the north-east.
Meanwhile, in his remark, Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba, said the road projects by his administration were designed to link rural communities to the metropolis.
He said this would target economic growth by revamping the agricultural potentials of Taraba.
The inauguration of the road project comes less than two weeks before the inauguration of a new administration in the state.