Mr. Okechukwu Nwanguma, the executive director of the Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre (RULAAC) has proffered some solutions to the current security challenges bedeviling the country.
Mr. Nwanguma on Sunday in a statement lamented what he described as “growing and worsening insecurity in Nigeria.”
He argued that to address this challenge, Nigeria needs a sincere, visionary and competent leadership composed of patriotic men and women genuinely committed to the development and progress of Nigeria.
He also said there is need to depoliticise security by basing the appointment of heads of security agencies on merit, professionalism, experience and competence, rather than on politics, ethnicity and religion.
He stated further that, “We need to Invest adequately in security and ensure that resources invested are not mismanaged; fight corruption in security funding; strengthen intelligence, investigative and operational capabilities of security agencies.
“We need to Respect the rule of law. Address the socio-economic and political root causes of crime; implement economic and social policies and actions that will develop every section of Nigeria equally and unite, rather than divide Nigeria; reduce poverty, provide employment opportunities as well as basic social amenities and infrastructure.”