Security experts give solutions to insecurity in Nigeria
By Imelda Nwajie, Lagos
Security experts have shared views on the causes and solutions in curbing insecurity in Nigeria.
They shared their views in an interview with Voice of Nigeria, during the 4th annual public lecture titled ’Security Challenge and Implication on National Development.’
The Public lecture which was organised by Bat Communication Ventures, Publishers of the Integrity Reporters Newspaper was held in Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos State.
According to the Head of Department, Criminology and Security Studies, Christ Land University, Dr. Kunle Olawumi, some of the causes of insecurity in Nigeria are due to poor leadership and lack of political will.
He stated that the solution to subdue insecurity in the country was for the government to take charge of the responsibility of the welfare of all its citizens.
In the same vein, the President of Crime Association of Nigeria, Mr. Odita Sunday says, thugs are always used during elections by politicians to cause chaos, they should stop using young citizens as thugs especially during elections. To end insecurity, all governors are the chief security officers in their states and they know the bad people and can fish them out easily”
“Government should have the interest of the nation at heart and also develop the country so that foreign investors will come and buy properties’’. Mr. Odita Sunday explained.
He also stated that, Journalists are working hard in tackling insecurity in Nigeria through their various media houses.
‘Every year, we mark the international nations day against drugs and human trafficking. We also gather all security agencies under one roof to brain storm, to talk about insecurity in the land. We also advise government through our various media houses,’’ he said.
However, a security expert, Mrs. Tawa Ishiru, says for insecurity to be subdued in Nigeria, the Federal, state, and local governments should involve the young people especially the youths in governance, and also provide jobs for them in order to exhibit their talents and knowledge in the development of the country.
The publisher of the Integrity Reporters Newspaper, Mr. Adewale Oguneru, explained that, Nigerians have to come together to give solution to insecurity.
The peak of the event was the unveiling and lunching of the special edition of Integrity Reporters Newspaper.
Prominent people at the event were, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Chief Kenny Martins, among others.