Former Senate President David Mark has appealed to Nigerians to rise up against the insecurity in the land in order to stop the needless killings of country men and women.
Mark noted that although insecurity had taken a global trend, Nigeria cannot afford to allow the challenges degenerate further to an intolerable level.
Speaking at the weekend in Ogume, Delta State when he bagged a Doctorate Degree on Intelligence and Security Studies (Honoris Causa) from Novena University at the institution’s convocation, Mark said it was sad that hundreds of thousands of lives had been lost to conflicts and insurgency.
He regretted that “productive men and women who should ordinarily contribute to national development have been needlessly wasted. That is why we must all rise up to say enough is enough.”
The university also established a new faculty named Senator David Mark Centre for Intelligence and Security studies to study issues relating to insecurity and conflicts.
He was pleased with the establishment of the Intelligence and Security studies faculty named after him and requested that higher premium be placed on strategic research that will provide better understanding and knowledge of the security challenges facing the nation today.