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A Don, Doctor Abdulrasaq Olayinka Oniye has advocated the reactivation of Nigeria’s constitution by allowing the system and law to work towards taming rising profile of insecurity and corruption in the country.
Doctor Oniye who is the immediate past Director of Centre for Counseling Unit, University of Ilorin said this today while speaking at a Summit and award ceremony of the Herald Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists with the theme “insecurity and challenges of governance in twenty first century Nigeria” held at the NUJ Press centre.
The Guest Speaker, cautioned that insecurity caused by the spate of killings in the country would continue unless the system is allowed to work, stressing the need for members of the bar and bench to make the constitution working.
Doctor Oniye, who lamented the rate of loss of jobs in the country due to unfavourable economy, charged the managers of the economy and politicians to allow Nigerians to smile before next year’s general elections by fixing the economy and create mass employment .
According to him, many people are losing their jobs on daily basis, especially in the private sector as a result of the hash economy, hence the need to stop the situation.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the occasion and the immediate past Director, Centre for International Education, University of Ilorin, Professor Mohammed Olanrewaju Ibrahim noted that for the country to be peaceful and united, the onerous task lies on Journalists.
Professor Ibrahim explained that journalists are not helping the current insecurity situation in the country through their reports , urging them to refrain from religious and ethnical affiliations in their reports.
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The Don also asked Journalists to desist from giving negative stories attention rather focus on developmental stories that would enhance the development and growth of the country.
In his opening address, the Chairman of the Herald Chapel of NUJ, Mr. Yusuf Feruke, said the purpose of the summit is for the chapel to make contribution to insecurity challenges of governance the twenty first century inorder to proffer solutions to insecurity threatening to bring Nigeria down.