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APBN decries insecurity, seeks new strategies to end menace

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APBN’s president, Akinloye Oyegbola

The Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) has reiterated the need for the Federal Government to overhaul its security architecture and introduce implementable strategies that could curb the menace.

The association also called for synergy between politicians and professional bodies to move the country to greater heights.

APBN’s president, Akinloye Oyegbola, a surveyor, made the call at the 10th summit of the association, entitled, “The critical role of professionals in governance and economic development” in Abuja.

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The APBN is made up of over 30 professionals in Nigeria including the seven professionals in the real estate sector.

Oyegbola observed that the level of insecurity in the country has become so alarming. He asked the government to introduce short and long-term measures that could end the ugly development.

He stated the imperativeness for inclusive participation of professionals in governance in accordance with their ethical conduct.

He said, “We are appealing to our members to participate in politics as professionals and the government should ensure that some core ministries and parastatals like health, works, judiciary, finance should be piloted by professionals.

The APBN’s president lamented the slow diversification of the economy, warning that the source of revenue from crude oil has made the impact of the fluctuations in its price in the international market crippling to the nation’s social and economic development.

He said, “I believe that we have a lot of professionals, who have what it takes in terms of the know-how and we are growing.”

Addressing the gathering, the President, Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE), Joseph Ajanlekoko, said with the legions of expertise that Nigeria can be proud of; the nation is still a toddler, moving backward rather than forward.

Ajanlekoko, who doubles as chairman of the summit said the forum was aimed at illuminating policy holders that there is a lot to be done to make Nigeria great.

Other speakers at the summit included, the Lead Director, Centre for Social Justice, Dr. Eze Onyekpere, who spoke on ‘Transforming the Economy’.

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