Participants at a 3 day National Conference in Jos, Plateau State have called for more proactive measures in tackling insecurity in Nigeria.
The conference titled “Culture, Peace and National Security: the role of Women and Youth was organized by the National Institute for Cultural Orientation, NICO.
One of the participants from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Abubakar Liman expressed concern over the state of insecurity in the country.
Prof. Liman therefore called for collective efforts in addressing the situation.
Another participant from Department of Political Science, Ekiti State University, Prof. Omotosho Olumuyiwa stressed the need to harness the country’s cultural diversity in managing national security.
On her part, Prof. Rahanatu Lawal from the Department of Political Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, called for culture of peace and non violence among Nigerians to ensure rapid development of the country.
Also, Prof. Mabel Evwierhoma from University of Abuja and the Director General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Doctor Bakut Bakut emphasized the need for job creation and youth empowerment towards combating insecurity in the country.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation, NICO, Mr Ado Mohammed Yahuza said the Institute would continue to use the instrumentality of culture in fostering peace, unity and national cohesion.
Mr Ado Yahuza who commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration towards tackling insecurity enjoined Nigerians to always compliment the efforts of Government in overcoming challenges facing the protection of lives and property in Nigeria.