Insecurity in Nigeria; a Testomony of an Ailing Authorities -By Okangla Stephen Peter
The sanity of a Authorities is embodied on its product and output, the barometer in measuring the success of a Authorities hinges on its insurance policies and responsiveness on Nationwide points. The best achievement of a Czar is how effectively he have an effect on and influence positively on the lives of the citizenry, and never the diploma of confusion and politics he performs.
The safety of lives and property is a elementary accountability of Authorities and should be dealt with with no complacency. Part 14 (2) (b) of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended states: “the safety and welfare of the individuals shall be the first goal of presidency”. If this part of the Structure is true in spirit and letter, it’s an understatement to carry the view that we’re doomed below this present administration. Within the mild of the above, it’s essential to ask ourselves if the Buhari led authorities is securitizing Nigeria.
This text is an aimed toward exposing the state of the Nation and proffering methods Authorities can overcome the prevailing safety challenges in Nigeria.
State OF the Nation
Any Authorities that sleep and feed within the face of kidnapping, maiming, killing and oppression is directionless, heartless and carefree. It’s an historic reality that the voice of the individuals is the voice of the gods,therefore the voice of the individuals have to be adequately adhered to. There is no such thing as a doubt that insecurity is a worldwide phenomenon, howbeit the speed of its prevalence in Nigeria is very condemnable, divisible, non-compactable and non-tolerable. Issues are already out of hand therefore better want for all to reply is very wanted. We should get issues proper if we should stay to see tomorrow.
Anybody who thinks straight and effectively will agree with me that Nigeria will not be effectively. We’re all stakeholders within the safety of our Nation, therefore we should not enable the helmsmen wallow within the desert and ocean of confusion for too lengthy. The spate of killing in Nigeria right this moment have by no means been pronounced within the historical past of our Nation save for the 1967-1970 civil warfare. On day by day foundation we’re murdered senselessly in an alarming price with no finish sight. Kaduna-Abuja freeway is now the tenting floor of Kidnappers and bandits, it’s now a demise entice. Katsina and Zamfara are on the mercy of bandits. Adamawa, Yobe and Borno are secure haven for terrorist and their nefarious oppression. Within the west and Northcentral herdsmen are on rampage, killing, maiming and destroying with no confrontation from any angle. Within the Southeast and South-south cultism and armed theft sit on the throne. Certainly Issues Have Fallen Aside within the phrases of Chinua Achebe an excellent literary icon.
Insecurity is a humiliation to the Nation and customarily exhibits our weak point amongst comity of Nations. A rustic the place over 300 college students was kidnapped from a Authorities College at a objective solely exhibits nice porosity and weak point in our safety structure. It’s apt to uphold that nobody is secure in Nigeria, each the extremely and lowly positioned. If reality will not be let loose on time, we shall be constructing cemetery and digging graves which we gained’t be capable to cowl! The social unrest that characterize our nation is a transparent indication that the helmsmen are both not in cost or have run out of concepts. Be that as it might, the present realities in Nigeria aren’t incorrigible, issues can nonetheless be normalize if the helmsmen present true dedication to the course of the Nation.
As an optimist and a real believer within the Nigerian undertaking, Authorities can proper the wrongs within the nation if the important thing into the next:
- Give attention to Individuals Oriented Venture: Of a reality, the white elephant undertaking being embark upon by authorities at totally different ranges is the very explanation for insecurity in our Nation. These undertaking don’t profit the plenty. A few of the undertaking embark upon by our leaders are provocative, they plenty see it as an avenue to suck public funds. It’s pointless to construct bridges in desert whereas individuals stay in abject poverty. You may’t idiot the individuals and anticipate them to be relaxed, such thought will boomerang.
- Enact Insurance policies that Goal the Plenty: There are insurance policies on the market with empty implementation, whereas politicians proceed to fill their barn on the expense of Nationwide Well being. To successfully fight crime, Authorities in any respect ranges should see to the start of insurance policies that concentrate on the plenty. Youth have to be pull off the road with funds to assist their improvements and companies. Authorities should construct the youth with empowerment. If these steps are appropriately taken, insecurity will endure.
- Desist From Electoral Fraud: It’s a well-known reality, house and overseas, far and close to that electoral fraud resides in Nigeria. This has ably and successfully thrown away belief and confidence on our leaders. If politicians will repent and cease recruiting thugs to trigger mayhem and snatch poll packing containers throughout election, Nigeria will stay.It’s painful that the Thugs used throughout elections prove to turn out to be the very bone in our throat. They’re the abductors, terrorist, herdsmen that plunder our lives and livelihood right this moment.
- Desist from Bribery and Corruption: Bribery and corruption are the worst phrases within the Nigerian area. Bribery and corruption are answerable for the insecurity in Nigeria. I’m not a prophet of doom, however I maintain the view that if bribery and corruption will not be put to verify, Nigeria might stop to exist sooner or later. It’s a arduous reality and really disturbing to know that terrorism, kidnapping, banditry, and armed theft are actually a industrial enterprise the place annoyed youths and people enterprise in to earn a residing. Within the face of this, the helmsmen lack the ethical stand to handle this ugly scenario as a result of they surf and wallow within the ocean of bribery and corruption.
- Declare Emergency on Schooling Sector and create Employment Alternatives: Illiteracy and unemployment are the very rock which can be tearing this Nation aside. In a rustic had been schooling is suffocating to demise, insecurity will wax robust. The schooling of the kid may be very key, empowering and using the kid will empty the satan’s workshop and convey an finish to insecurity within the nation.
- Recruit Passionate Nigerians into the Armed Forces and different Safety Companies: It’s going to do extra good if passionate Nigerians with the curiosity of the nation at coronary heart are recruited to serve within the navy and different safety companies within the nation. This can in little question strengthen our safety construction to successfully fight crimes and different types of criminalities.
Insecurity is artificially created, it’s the aftermath of Authorities insurance policies and ineffective management. A human creation might be humanly addressed. We should not proceed to cry and complain with out participating those that are answerable for our woes and doom. “If we proceed to take a seat down look, sooner or later the dangerous individuals go come end us for we home”! We should reply to this ugly phenomenon responsively with a view to discovering an enduring resolution. Reality be advised, no place in Nigeria is secure, all of us are sitting on a gun powder. If the helmsmen needs to really quench the burning hearth in Nigeria they have to present true dedication and deal with individuals oriented undertaking, enact insurance policies focused on the plenty, cease electoral fraud, reduce bribery and corruption, construct high quality schooling, genuinely empower the plenty, create employment alternatives and Recruit Passionate Nigerians intotheArmed Forces and different Safety Companies. Extra importantly, Authorities should always be all ears to the voice of the individuals and heed their name.
Nigeria will rise and overcome the present tempest of insecurity if all of us present true dedication to the Nigerian Venture and actively play our half as stakeholders within the undertaking, solely then will insecurity fade from our dailies.
Okangla Stephen Peter writes from The College of Maiduguri Borno State, Nigeria. He’s an unassuming Legislation Pupil with nice penchant for Constitutional Legislation, Prison Legislation, Oil and Gasoline, Worldwide Legislation, Company Apply, Human Rights Advocacy and Lecturing.
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