Insecurity: Fayemi canvasses workable national security system
Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has urged government at all levels to devise a national security system that would work for all the level of security challenges bedevilling the nation.
Fayemi made this call in Lagos at the weekend while speaking as the guest speaker at the 93rd-anniversary lecture of the Yoruba Tennis Club annual lecture series titled: “Perspectives on Security Challenges in Nigeria from 1999 to 2019: The Way Forward.”
The governor, while also tasking government at all levels to tackle fueling factors such as poverty, high circulation of drugs and small arms, climate change, youth delinquency among others, said there was also the need for quick decentralisation of the security systems and a strong political will to act on the various challenges of national security.
According to Fayemi, all hands must be on deck by devising a national security system that could work for all not minding the sordid state the security situations had degenerated into.
“To check the spate of insecurity across the country. Government at all levels must tackle fueling factors such as poverty, high circulation of drugs and small arms, climate change, youth delinquency among others,” he said.
The governor also charged the government on the need to look for another means of dealing with the insurgency like Boko- Haram as well as put a stop to the proliferation of arms and ammunitions and indiscriminate use of drugs among our youths.
Besides, Fayemi, while canvassing for inter agencies cooperation as a way of addressing security challenges in the country, highlighted the need to reorder our priority as far as the issue of corruption is concerned, even as he equally said regional development must be allowed to take a centre stage, among others.
“Regional development need to take centre stage. We need to resuscitate the value of youths,” Fayemi said.
In his welcome address, Chairman, Yoruba Tennis Club, Olawunmi Agbaje, said security required special attention and, therefore, the need for all segments, including civil societies to join hands together in finding a solution.
Agbaje recalled that the club, social sports and private members club was founded on 15th September 1926, with a view for Nigerians regardless of origin, to play tennis and socialise.
He said the annual lecture had promoted among others discourse on contemporary national issues, with a view of engendering peace and harmonious relationship in the polity.
The 93rd edition of the Yoruba Tennis Club Annual Lecture had in attendance men and officers of the various security agencies, academia, civil societies, religious bodies and the private sector.