By Mallam Musbahu Magayaki
Nigeria is hallowing in many annoying obstacles, but insecurity is one of the awful encounters of her recent havoc. Her citizens are now obstructed from undertaking their daily activities.
However, this series of sad incidence is induced by jobless youths as a result of unemployment. Many suspected criminals arrested claim that the primary root cause of their unlawful acts is joblessness.
Given the above sad stories, there is a need for the government to become exigent in providing jobs opportunities for our teeming youths and introducing skills acquisitions training schemes in all regions of the country. This can be actualised by collaborating with governors, senators, reps, and members of the state house of assembly.
Though, there are ongoing government programs meant for curbing the suffering of Nigerians, especially those not on government payroll through ministries of Youths and Sports and Humanitarians Affairs, Disaster Management. But these would not pave the way and solve our current predicament; instead, they would reduce it.
Furthermore, Nigeria needs to eliminate the escalating insecurity to employ unemployed youths, not necessarily with white-collar jobs but even black-collar one.
Nevertheless, giving full power and support to traditional rulers would also help in combating the insecurity. This is because these traditional rulers are closer to commoners than the government officials. As such, whoever is observed in every community exploiting unlawful acts worthy of investigating should be caught and brought to book.
More so, as you have publicly advised the security personnel to change tactics in the fight against insurgency, you have to furnish them with advanced weapons and motivational dues to enable them to confront the enemies of our country. But every years’ budget, a humongous amount of funds are approved and released for arms purchase to combat security challenges. Alas! Nothing positive is observed in eradicating the menace of insecurity. Nonetheless, our security agencies should be trained and retrained by experts in more strategic tactics in the war against terrorism. Even though this is ongoing, but there is a need for efforts redoubling.
In a nutshell, I would, therefore, like to urge you to adopt the remedies mentioned above if we honestly want to impede this challenge of security that is crippling our country.
Mallam Musbahu Magayaki writes from Sabon Fegi, Azare, Bauchi State (firstname.lastname@example.org).