Adesina to Edwin Clark: State of emergency did not achieve anything under Jonathan.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, has questioned the call for a state of emergency in some troubled states by a former Minister of Information, Edwin Clark.

Recalls that Clark had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in order to win the war against Boko Haram insurgency.

He also condemned the abduction of 110 schoolgirls by the insurgents in Yobe and accused the state governor as well as that of Borno and Adamawa of failing in their duties as chief security officers of their states.

However, Adesina, in response to the suggestion, said a similar state of emergency did not yield any result insisting that he declaration of a state of emergency is not enough to defeat insurgency.

“Under President Goodluck Jonathan, state of emergency was declared in those three states, what did it achieve?” he told Channels Television.

Adesina also insisted that the Federal Government has a totally different approach to fighting the insurgency.

“What should happen is bringing a decisive and final end to the insurgency raving those states and by the grace of God, we are almost there,” he continued.

“The President is going to those states to visit everyone; all stakeholders are going to be invited for meetings – traditional rulers, farmers, herdsmen, community leaders.”