A group, ‘How to Fix Nigeria’, has lamented that the rising insecurity in Nigeria can be tackled through job creation.
Speakers revealed this at the ‘How to Fix Nigeria’ symposium, which featured three panellists, including an agricultural and rural development expert from the University of Ibadan, Dr Oluwseun Adeleke, a former Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni and a peace and conflict resolution expert, Dr Nathaniel Danjibo from the University of Ibadan.
The gathering was organised by OYA Media led by popular TV host Funmi Iyanda.
The Nigeria Series of the platform is sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and pay attention to conversations revolving around the singular theme of Uniting for Action.
The series, which kicked off in Ibadan on June 24, will be held consecutively in all the six geo-political zones, including Kano (the next stop), Enugu, Calabar, Bauchi and Abuja.
Adeleke who condemned the security situation in the country noted that it is not addressed, it will cause poverty and hunger in the land.
Fatai Owoseni, Special Adviser on Security to Oyo State Seyi Makinde, urged the government to create more jobs and make life more bearable for citizens.
He said Nigerians should ensure that leaders who have failed are not voted back into office and advised the government to take vital measures to address the rising farmer-herder clash to prevent famine.
On his part, Dr Nathaniel Danjibo noted that conflict is unavoidable in any society, but it can be managed and resolved harmoniously.
He emphasized that leaders have a great responsibility in ensuring there is peace in the country.
He added that: “Northern Nigeria has the landmass of five European countries combined, with fertile soil. In the North, almost everyone is a farmer.”