May 25, 2024

Stop Politicizing Insecurity, PJAN Chairman Tells Federal Government

Stop Politicizing Insecurity, PJAN Chairman Tells Federal Government

The Photojournalist Association of Nigeria, Lagos chapter chairman, Otunba Kolawole Olasupo has urged the Federal Government to stop Politicizing insecurity in the country.

Olasupo made this statement after the Association’s monthly congress held on Saturday April 2, 2022 in Lagos.

“We are calling on the Government to stop playing politics with security matters in the country. The reality today is that no where and no one is safe. Trains, aircrafts, roads, even homes are all been attacked by hoodlums, bandits and terrorists, said PJAN chairman.

Also, it is irrefutable that unemployment is one major cause of insecurity, adding, the Association call on Government at all levels to look for ways of engaging the teeming number of unemployed youths.

Otunba said in the statement, Vocational trainings should be pursued vigorously to help curtail the spate of insecurity in the land, furthermore, Government at all levels should also take the issues of Industrial Training Fund more seriously.

There is need to see how many companies are engaging students that are due for internship and find out why others don’t encourage these interns.

Also added, We support calls for more Security lights and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras should be installed at major locations to help in the prevention, investigation and possible arrests of criminal elements, While we strongly condemn the incessant killings, kidnap and cases of wanton destruction recorded almost daily in some northern states, we call on Lagos State Government to look out for areas like Oju-Irin, Ebute Meta, Fagba, Agege, Ojodu-Berger and Oshodi, as unscrupulous elements now use such places as their hideout, smoking and drinking joints even in broad daylight.

Chairman, Photojournalists Association of Nigeria, Lagos chapter, Otunba Kolawole Olasupo

Furthermore, parents have also failed in their roles, saying Statistics confirm that majority of our youths are now on drugs and this is very worrisome.

More worrisome is the attitude of both Federal and State Governments to these issues. There’s need for the Government to come out and define where they stand on these matters.”

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