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COVID 19, major cause of insecurity, unemployment in Nigeria
Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has blamed the outbreak of COVID-19 for the lingering problems of insecurity and unemployment in Nigeria.
The governor said profitable and optimal engagement of the youth is crucial to a desirable future.
Akeredolu spoke in Akure, the state capital, when he hosted participants of the Senior Course 45 programme of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State, during their study tour of the state.
The 46-man team was led by the Faculty Leader, Commodore Promise Dappa.
The governor noted that the challenges of insecurity and unemployment are hydra-headed not only in Nigeria but also across the world.
Akeredolu, who again called for the creation of state police, said a police command in Abuja could not serve the nation’s 300 million people.
“In spite of our meager resources, our administration has recorded remarkable successes in securing the lives and property of the people of the state as well as in the area of employment generation.
“The state-owned security agency, the AmotekunCorps, has also been doing wonderfully well.
“The success of AmotekunCorps in Ondo State in particular and the Southwest of Nigeria in general underscores the fact that the security architecture of the country must be decentralised for effective security of lives and properties in Nigeria,” he said.
Commodore Dappa said the purpose and objective of the study tour was for the participants to visit selected states every year to study the prevalent socio-cultural, socio-economic and security challenges they face.