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Lagos Speaker seeks true federalism, implementation of reports on insecurity

By Isaac Taiwo and Kehinde Olatunji
25 August 2022   |   2:38 am
Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has described Nigeria as a country that desires true federalism as part of solutions to the security crisis.

Mudashiru Obasa

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Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has described Nigeria as a country that desires true federalism as part of solutions to the security crisis.

Obasa stated this, yesterday, at the 2022 national congress and scientific conference of the Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) held at the Lagos State University (LASU).

He urged the Federal Government to implement the recommendations of different panels and committees that have investigated immediate and remote causes of insecurity in the country.

Obasa, represented by Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions and LASIEC, Victor Olusegun Akande, further advocated sincere national mediation, negotiation, arbitration, reconciliation and broad amnesty as modern conflict resolution strategies.

MEANWHILE, past President of, the Nigerian Psychological Association and President-elect, Pan-African Psychology Union, Prof. Andrew Zamani, has recommended psychology in tackling trauma, fear, anxiety and depression that Nigerians are subjected to owing to insecurity in the nation.

He also urged the government to approve and endorse psychology law so that psychological practice will be regulated and not be a security threat to anybody.

Zamani said this, yesterday, during the three-day opening session of the conference of the association with the theme: “Psychology, Security and Sustainable Development,” which took place at Aderemi Makanjuola Hall, Lagos State University (LASU).

He said the association had chosen to come to LASU this year to reflect on the theme with a view to availing the society a lot of information about the role of psychology in security management and also to sensitise people on issues of life to have a peaceful and sustainable society.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) of LASU, who represented the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, expressed hope that the conference would add value to Nigeria’s development.