NCRIB charges FG to declare emergency on insecurity
The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) has bemoaned killings, kidnapping and other forms of violent attacks in the country, charging the Federal Government to declare state of emergency on insecurity.
At a media parley in Lagos at the weekend, President of the Council, Dr. Bola Onigbogi, stated that the development was not only tarnishing the country’s image but also scaring investors away.
If nothing is done as soon as possible to address this menace, Onigbogi said foreign investors would shun the country’s economy.
She said: “To say that the rate of killings and kidnapping in Nigeria is endemic is to state the obvious. The rate of attacks on people in parts of the country is so disheartening. It is worrisome seeing how Nigerians are being massacred in their own fatherland unabated.
“It is difficult to read the mindset of these daredevils, who have decided to unleash terror on unsuspecting Nigerians. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to the government and the people of affected states, especially, the immediate families of the victims. However, I like to join several other Nigerians to appeal to the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, declare a state of emergency on terrorism and killings, especially in the Northern part of Nigeria.”
Onigbogi, who also spoke on building collapse in the country, called on the government to take decisive measures to address the issue.
“It is essential for government to facilitate meeting of all stakeholders to reach a compromise on methods to adopt in stemming the tide. Kindly permit me to state at this juncture that the enforcement of Sections 64 and 65 of the Insurance Act 2003 should be prioritised,” she expressed.