Global Initiative for African Development (GIFAD) on Thursday recommended flexible admission process into tertiary institutions as panacea to lingering insecurity in the country.
The recommendation was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day stakeholders’ workshop on National Discourse on Nigeria’s Security, Peace and Development held in Abuja.
The workshop with the theme: “Nigeria’s National Security Interest: Issues, Challenges and the Way Forward’’ was organised by GIFAD in conjunction with Pan African Institute for Global Affairs and Strategy (PAIGAS).
Dr Onwubuya Breakforth, Chairman GIFAD, who signed the communiqué, said that the cumbersome admission process had led to a high number of productive youths roaming the street and engaging in crimes.
“A flexible admission process in the country will help to accommodate these youths in schools, take them off the streets thereby reducing the number of idle people.
“This will go a long way to curb insecurity in the country and get the economy stabilized,’’ he said.
Breakforth said the stakeholders also identified poverty, inability of Nigerians to accept diversity, proliferation of arms, ethnic disputes, drug abuse, corruption and bad governance as other causes of insecurity.
“Others include; economic problems like poverty, environmental threats like natural disasters and ecological degradation, political threats such as internal instability, electoral malpractices and imposition of leaders on the people,’’ he said.
Breakforth said the discourse called for revitalising of the family value system to breed children who will be free from all sorts of social vices.
He said worship centres such as mosques and churches should be engaged to play their crucial role of educating their adherents on how to be good citizens of the country.
The chairman advised political parties to prioritise voter education while leaders should deliver dividends of democracy to the people.
He advised that the prisons should be provided with all necessary infrastructures and resources to adequately correct inmates before releasing them to the society. (NAN)
Edited by Abiemwense Moru/ Rotimi Ijikanmi
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