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President of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Chris Isiguzo

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President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently overhaul the security architecture to arrest the insecurity of lives and property across the country.

He stated this yesterday in Lokoja, at the grand finale of the 2019 Press Week of Kogi State Council of NUJ.

Isiguzo, who reminded the government of its principal duty of ensuring safety of lives and property, described the trend in which lives were being threatened by hoodlums masquerading as kidnappers, armed robbers and herdsmen as unacceptable.

Meanwhile, former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Christopher Kolade, and former Chairman, Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), Prof. Anya O. Anya, have called for urgent re-programming of the country to address the rising case of insecurity.

The elder statesmen, who spoke yesterday in Lagos under the umbrella of Burden Elders of Nigeria, emphasised that restructuring of the country must be preceded by re-programming to erase animosities and strife, so that all conversations could be conducted in an atmosphere that is productive, fruitful and peaceful.

According to Anya, while it may be true that routes lead into the African market, it is certain that the road of violence and bloodshed is definitely not an option in the process that will determine the country’s future.

“For the peace and prosperity of every Nigerian, the drums of war have to be silenced. Every dark cloud must be dispelled and the confusion must cease. This can be achieved through inspirational and innovative leadership. We must explore widely, look deeply, act fast and be ready to think out of the box,” he said.

On his part, Kolade stressed the need to encourage compatriots to seek lasting solution to insecurity in the country.


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