At Remmy Hazzan’s book launch, OGD advocates job creation as antidote for insecurity

0
3

Femi Adeleke

Abeokuta

 

Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel on Thursday insisted that, for Nigeria to overcome the various security challenges confronting it, the Federal Government must provide employment opportunities for the youths

 

 

Daniel spoke at the public presentation of a book, titled, “Wisdom Nuggets for Daily Living” in Abeokuta, the State capital.

 

 

The book is authored by the Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Public Communications, Remmy Hazzan.

 

 

Daniel argued that the first thing a reasonable government must do to fight insecurity is to ensure that the youths are gainfully employed, adding that unemployment remained the biggest threat to Nigeria’s security.

 

 

The former Governor insisted the country had not done enough to fight insecurity, adding that fighting insecurity goes beyond the use of force.

 

 

His words, “The biggest challenge we have, people talk about insecurity, but it’s information. What has happened today is conglomeration of information people. And I am particularly happy to join them.”

 

 

 

“We need to continually educate our people, give them quality information because where information is missing, all sort of mischief happens and the nation can be destroyed.”

 

 

“I think clearly we have not done enough in trying to secure our environment. The way I look at it security is more than getting ammunitions and chasing ourselves.”

 

 

 

 

Hazzan, a former Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, said, the book was written to inspire readers, especially the youths to live a purposeful life.

 

Hazzan advocated for community policing to tackle insecurity, saying “Part of the wisdom that we need is to ensure that we police a locality with those who know that locality.”
He added, “Thank God that reason is beginning to prevail now that we are now beginning to embrace community policing which means you rely on those who are from that terrain to actually gather the intelligence that will help police to work
 
 
Hazzan maintained that policemen must have adequate knowledge of the terrain that they are policing.
 
 
 

Your comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.