|The President Muhammadu Buhari|
A Professor of Criminology and Security Studies, Joseph Fayeye, has called on the Federal Government to formulate and implement policies and programmes that will address the issue of insecurity facing the country.
The don noted that the spate of insecurity in Nigeria had continued to degenerate following the prevalence of poverty, unemployment, injustice, corruption, porous borders and proliferation of arms and other weapons in the land.
Fayeye stated this at the third inaugural lecture of Achievers University, Owo in Ondo State, which he delivered
The lecture was titled, ‘Welfare deficit: The Achilles’ heel and cobra effects in Nigeria national security’.
According to the don, there is a need for the government and policy makers to focus on protecting homeland security, freeing citizen from fear by pushing forward development and progress that would meet the needs and desires of the people.
He said, “Government should formulate and implement policies and programmes to address the root cause of insecurity in Nigeria with reference to poverty, unemployment, injustice, corruption, porous borders and proliferation of small arms and light weapons.
“Government should prioritise and invest more in education to reflect international best practices. Government at all levels should prioritise good governance of accountability, transparency equitable distribution of resources, poverty reduction and effective management of insecurity.”
In his remarks, the founder of the university, Dr. Bode Ayorinde, said good governance could only be achieved when security and welfare of the people of a country were guaranteed.
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