How to Tackle Insecurity in Nigeria, Afe Babalola Highlights 10 Keys

How to Tackle Insecurity in Nigeria, Afe Babalola Highlights 10 Keys

  • Elder statesman, Afe Babalola has highlighted ten important ways the government can consider in tackling rising insecurity
  • In recent times, insecurity has dominated discourse across the country, as terrorism, banditry and kidnapping heightened major states
  • A series of attacks and threats within close proximity of Nigeria’s seat of government in Abuja by armed groups are causing fear and apprehension among citizens in FCT and across the country

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The Founder and Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) has offered ten principles that can help tackle the insecurity challenges facing the country.

He said if the government will adopt the principles, the security situation in the country will change for the better, The Nation reported.

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The Founder and Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) insecurity, federal government
Afe Babalola educates the federal government on ways to tackle insecurity in Nigeria. Photo credit: Aare Afe Babalola (SAN)
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Ways to tackle insecurity, Afe Babalola speaks

Aare Babalola made the principles known in his lecture at the 15th anniversary and stakeholders forum of Radio Nigeria Amuludun FM, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

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According to the legal luminary, who was represented by Barrister Chukwudi Maduka, the ten principles that will guarantee a change include:

1. True federalism,

2. Constitutional restructuring,

3. Making politics unattractive and

4. Introduction of six-year single term for the office of President and Governors.

5. Reform of electoral body,

6. Clear ideology of political parties,

7. Population control among others,

He added that if the principles are favourably considered and implemented, insecurity challenges will end in the country.

Chairman of the occasion, who is CEO of Foreign Links Insistitute, Dr. Fola Akinosun advocated introduction of regional government to enable Nigerians enjoy dividends of democracy, especially at the grassroots.

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Akinosun, who advocated for state police, said it would make it easy to reduce insecurity, banditry and all forms of criminal acts experienced in the country.

DSS reacts to US security alert in Nigeria

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Department of State Services (DSS) reacted to the security alert statement issued by the US embassy on Sunday, October 23.

According to a statement made available to Legit.ng and issued by Peter Afunanya, the DSS spokesperson, Abuja residents have been urged not to be alarmed but should remain alert and take into cognisance the security warning.

Afunanya said residents of Abuja should also help security agencies with useful and relevant information to help clamp down on any imminent terror attack in the federal capital.

Insecurity: Nigeria is safe for investment, Lai Mohammed

In another development, Nigeria has been described as a safe environment for all forms of investment despite the growing killings, kidnappings and activities of Boko Haram terrorists.

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The description of the security situation in the country was given by the minister of information, culture and tourism, Lai Mohammed.

According to Lai Mohammed, oppositions across Nigeria are only giving wrong narratives to demarket the nation.

Source: Legit.ng

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