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‘Govt should adopt proactive measures against insecurity’

Yahya Oyewole Imam, a professor of Islamic Studies, University of Ilorin has emphasized the need for the government at all levels to adopt proactive measures against rising insecurity in Nigeria.

Imam also urged the generality of Nigerians to embrace the fear of God unite and see themselves as an indivisible entity in tackling the security challenges plaguing the nation.

He spoke at the 28th Ramadan lecture, titled “Islamic response to the problem of insecurity in Nigeria” organised by the University of Ibadan Muslim Community (UIMC).

The Islamic scholar posited that if justice, equity and unity are adopted by Nigerians and government at all levels provide the enabling environment for all, the insecurity would be effectively addressed.

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“Insecurity will be addressed when Nigerians see themselves as one indivisible entity; communities come out to address common problems and not lay blame or describe a particular ethnic group as perpetrators.

“Government at all levels must provide a conducive environment for investment to thrive and treat everybody with equity irrespective of tribe, religion ethnic or social status.

“It is when all these are strictly adhered to that those Islamic responses can meaningfully work and insecurity stamped out of Nigeria,” he said.

Imam identified unemployment, porous borders, infrastructure deficit, corruption, among others as responsible for the spate of insecurity in Nigeria.

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