NOA, KAS Foundation, House Of Reps Hold Round-table Meeting On Peace And Security In Kwara State
National Orientation Agency, NOA, says curbing terror, crime and strengthening the nation’s democracy through security is the responsibility of all.
The Kwara State Director of the NOA, Mr Olusegun Adeyemi made the assertion during a round table meeting organised in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation, KAS, and the House of Representatives Committee on Army in Ilorin.
Mr Adeyemi said that the role of citizens and security experts in supporting security sector reform through dialogue, information and experience sharing in order to increase confidence of Nigerians can not be over emphasised
The Kwara State Director of the NOA pointed out that nothing meaningful can be achieved without a secured atmosphere.
In a welcome address, the resident representative of KAS foundation, Dr Vladimir Kreck represented by Mr Uche Nwosu, program manager for security sector reform reaffirmed that quest for peace and security is the task for all.
The Head, department of sociology, criminology and security studies, Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, Professor Joseph Fayeye in a paper titled “Leading issues in Citizens- Security Agencies Relationship, Challenges and Way Forward” is of the opinion that if there is synergy between the public and security agencies lives and property will be more secured.
Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr Olaniyi Fafowora, represented by his deputy, Mr Ganiyu Salami while admitting that there are challenges confronting security agencies in the country however said all hands must be on deck in protecting lives and property
The police Boss said as part of efforts to sanitize the system, recruitment into the police force has taken a new dimension.
Secretary of the Miyetti Allah Association, Malam Abdulazeez Muhammed and another participant, Dr Mary Taye-Daniel of department of Religions University of Ilorin described the round table meeting as a catalyst for peace and security.
There were goodwill messages from other sister security agencies, civil society organisations, professional bodies and the media