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Insecurity in Enugu outcome of leadership failure —APGA guber candidate, Nweke Jr.

by Ebor Cletus Ralph Jr

The lack of political and economic leadership is to blame for the total breakdown in law and order in the state, according to Mr. Frank Nweke Jr., the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for governor in Enugu State.

However, Nweke, who previously served as Nigeria’s Minister of Information, emphasised crucial steps required to address the state’s security concerns in a televised interview in Abuja on Tuesday.
He added that the state’s leadership’s inability to address hunger and poverty had laid the groundwork for the rise in the level of insecurity and that the degree of economic deprivation of the people needed to be promptly addressed with the right leadership.

Nweke said that confronting issues of socio-economic development would be paramount to solving security challenges in the state.

“In order to tackle insecurity, we need to pay attention to issues around socio-economic development. Number one will be an investment in the right infrastructures -the education infrastructure and health infrastructure. But most importantly, you must make concerted efforts by putting in place the right policies and the right incentives to make your state the destination of choice for investors.

“It is the investors that you encourage to come in and invest that will create the jobs that will empower the teeming population of young people in the state. That is what you must do and that is at the root of the matter”, he said.

Nweke further said that mitigative measures also need to be taken against people who have chosen a life of crime adding that there ought to be a very strong partnership between the political leadership and security agencies through the provision of necessary and right support for optimal and result-driven service to the state.

“You and I also know the significant challenges that these security agencies face. As a state governor, you must then consider how you can support them with equipment, with incentives, and with right words to encourage them to perform optimally”, he stated.

Nweke also highlighted the need for citizen participation in the security of lives and properties in their communities. He said the government cannot do it alone.

Nweke also said that irrespective of what the issues are, the emphasis still rests on the leadership that has the capacity to do the needful and implement strategies that would restore stability to security in the state.


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