Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, on Saturday, referred to as for cooperation from members of communities as struggle in opposition to insecurity continues within the nation.
Oyetola, who spoke on the Fourth Annual Siyan Oyeweso Colloquium, with the theme: “Safety and Insecurity in Nigeria” in Ede, Osun, stated criminals weren’t ghosts however members of varied communities.
He stated that Nigerians needs to be sensitised, inspired and mobilised to supply data on criminals residing amongst them for safety brokers, with an assurance of security to their lives.
“To make sure improved efficiency within the high quality of intelligence gathering that’s accessible to our safety operatives, we should be certain that we additional sensitise our folks, mobilise them and work in direction of bringing them on board.
“Since these delinquents are members of our varied communities, it’s doable to have residents volunteering data on them.
“I consider it’s doable to win the battle in opposition to insecurity on this nation if we’ll all be part of palms, volunteer and supply the requisite help, as could also be obligatory,” he stated.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Authorities, Mr Wole Oyebamiji, nevertheless, warned in opposition to ethnic profiling of criminals and crimes, saying criminality didn’t have non secular or ethic colouration.
“We should cease ethnic profiling of criminals and bandits; criminality has no non secular or ethnic colouration.
“The reality is also that criminality is what it’s, and it needs to be handled as such,” he stated.
Oyetola additionally referred to as on safety operatives to do what was proper and go after criminals, not minding the ethnic group they belonged, and prosecute carefully.
The 2 lecturers on the colloquium, Prof. Olayemi Akinwunmi and Prof. Surajudeen Mudashiru, referred to as on authorities to get extra critical about discovering options to the difficulty of insecurity within the nation.
They referred to as for the institution of an inter-regional collaboration with neighbouring nations in an effort to management the inflow of overseas criminals and firearms coming into Nigeria.
The students urged authorities to supply jobs for the teeming unemployed youths within the nation.
They additional tasked authorities to work with non secular our bodies to instill ethical values in Nigerians, particularly the youth, in addition to present enabling atmosphere for companies to develop.
NAN additionally experiences that Oyeweso used the event to launch two new books: “Ede Mapo Arogun (Making a Metropolis, its Historical past, Monarchy and Individuals)” and “Ede Icons and the Making of Trendy Nigeria”.