Ganduje lists ways to take on insecurity in Nigeria

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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje says the mix of legal, judicial interventions and federal government reforms will resolve insecurity in Nigeria.

Ganduje spoke on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, at the 2022 Alumni Lecture of the University of Ibadan (UI), NAN reports.

Ganduje, who attended the crowning of the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, will on Saturday inaugurate a N250million ultra-modern hall in UI.

In his lecture entitled, ‘Challenges of Insecurity and Nation Building’, the Governor lamented the several security challenges the nation was facing.

He discussed terrorism, banditry, kidnappings, drug trafficking, cybercrimes, break-ins, weapons proliferation, human trafficking, common clashes, ethnic nationalism and militancy.

The Kano helmsman further listed hate speeches, monetary and financial crimes, subversive activities, herdsmen/farmers clashes, youth unemployment and piracy.

“Efforts to tackle insecurity can just be effective if there is a robust combination of legal and judicial interventions with federal government reforms that address security challenges.

“The formula and effective execution of programs and policies efficient in dealing with the origin of insecurity in Nigeria is vital,” he mentioned.

Ganduje required modernization of security companies, training, intelligence sharing, advanced technology, logistics, motivation and modification of orientation.

He advocated a complete overhaul of security institutions to reflect global requirements of finest practices.

The Governor added that an institutionalised approach was much better than the reactive and episodic response embraced by the government after attacks.