18 January 2012
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has called for the support of all Nigerians for the efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan in resolving the security challenges facing the country, saying there is no hard-and-fast rule on handling such issues.
He also expressed his unshakable belief in the ability of Nigerians to resolve any crises facing them without any external intervener saying: "My trust and belief in this country and the goodness of all Nigerians to be able to resolve their problems themselves, the way we did after fighting each other for so many years. How did we do it? Was there an equivalent of the reconciliation that we were able to achieve in
anywhere in the world in the history of the world? It is only in Nigeria that the impossible, in fact, becomes possible." Nigeria
He threw his weight behind Jonathan in the way he has so far handled issues surrounding the removal of petrol subsidy and assured Nigerians that having resolved the issue successfully; he should be given the support to resolve all other outstanding challenges.