Ighodalo urges government to boost economy to tackle insecurity
To tackle the current spate of kidnapping and general insecurity in the country, the Senior Pastor, Trinity House, Ituah Ighodalo, has urged the Federal Government to boost the economy and ensure that Nigerians are productively engaged.
Addressing journalists on the forthcoming “Honour Nigeria Awards and Trinity Leadership Conference” in Lagos, Ighodalo said insecurity is symptomatic of the problems facing the country.
The cleric, who noted that when people are jobless, poor and hungry, they venture into crime, lamented that political leaders have not implemented the nation’s policies faithfully.
While pointing out that Singapore is almost 100 percent crime free today because everybody is productively engaged, he added that “100 hundred percent employment is possible because we have so many untapped resources.”
Ighodalo who said the police and the army are also poorly equipped, remunerated, motivated and trained, said this also has adverse effect on security in the country.
Speaking on the Honour Nigeria Awards, he said: “We are out to honour the good things Nigerians have done and to encourage people to do more. This year, we are honouring Sir Kensington Adebutu; Prof Anya O. Anya and Mr. Allen Onyema, among others. We have honoured Chief Authur Mbanefo, Otunba Subomi Balogun, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, and T.Y. Danjuma. We are doing this to render our own service to nation building.”
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