Former Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has said only a viable and productive economy that creates job can curb the spate of insecurity in the country.
Amaechi who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja hailed the federal government for devising templates aimed at revamping the economy.
He stressed that poverty alleviation at all levels of government is a panacea to lingering insecurity in the country, adding that there is the need to revitalize the economy for sustainable development at all levels.
“This government knows the problems of the country which they inherited.
“That is why President Muhammadu Buhari declared war against poverty as a means to ending insecurity,’’ he said.
Amaechi, who made the President’s new ministerial nominee list, identified youth empowerment as vital in wealth creation for a stable and secured polity.