By Vincent Osuji
Insecurity in Nigeria has been blamed on the lack of continuity among successive political leaders as well as the fact that politics has been left to never-do-wells in the society.
Speaking to Christian Voice last weekend in Owerri, the former Senior Special Adviser to the government of Imo State on security matters, Chief (Dr.) Zeek Martins Nnadozie, threw the challenge to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to take up their primary duty of securing lives and property as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He said, “Because there is no continuity in what we do, what we see now is the deployment of the IG (Inspector General of Police) special squad when where there is a major crime in any particular area, the IG will send a special squad of policemen to come from Abuja. Those things were things I put in place when I was the security adviser in Imo State. Imo people can recall that the period I served as security adviser, we took care of kidnapping and armed robbery.”
The security expert further advised political leaders to have a change of attitude, leave on establishment and as well as to build institutions to pave way for effective operation of successive leaders in the country.
According to him, as long as there is no change of attitude by our politicians, I can assure you nothing good can happen. But when they have a change of attitude, then they will lean to be true democrats and when they learn to be true democrats, they will run by the rules of the game”.
He said that the adoption of the whistle-blowing policy in tackling insecurity would continue to yield needed result if properly managed.
“Everybody is concerned about insecurity in this country. New approach must be adopted to fight insecurity. Employment opportunity has to be created. If people are engage economically, believe me you won’t have this high level of insecurity because the idle mind is the devil’s workshop.