NGO advocates for review of security policy to tackle insurgency
In other to tackle security challenges facing the country, ASIS International, a security organisation, has gathered in Lagos for a 2-day conference to proffer solutions to insurgency issues in Nigeria.
The two days event was held at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos, between July 26 and July 27.
Mr Oluwaseyi Adetayo, Lagos Chapter Chairman of ASIS International, opined that there was need to review the government policy on security sector.
He said that the laws and regulations guiding the sector needed to be look into to suit the present day situations.
“The laws that is use then cannot be effective compare with today’s situations. Things have imperatively change.
“There is need for serious regulations of the security to effectively tackle insurgency challenges facing the country, ” he said.
Adetayo said that economy cannot thrive in an unsecured environment.
“Safety cannot be assure in a poor and unsafe environment, economic and security works together.
” For economy to develop we need to address all issues impending its growth, ” he said.
According to him, once the economic is poor, there will be unemployment, joblessness and increase in crime rate.
He said that the two-days submit would proffer a lasting solutions to insurgency in the country.
“Experts has come together to brainstorm and form a communiqué on the way out of insecurity challenges affecting the country.
” The gathering records huge numbers of local and international security experts that have enormous knowledge to find solution’s to insurgency challenges in any pert of the world, ” he said.
Earlier, Mr Peter O’Neil, Chief Executive Officer, ASIS International, said that the organisation security services is exceptional.
He said that the NGO has profound solutions to insecurity challenges to several countries around the world.
“We have come to Africa, Nigeria to proffer solutions to insurgency in this part of the world.
” At the end of the two days event, solutions will be giving to Nigeria government to address the security problems in the country, ” he said.
O’Neil said that there was need for federal government to work closely with private security agencies to complement the efforts of the government security agencies.
“The government cannot do it alone, its requires public private partnership, ” he said.