Why Nigeria is having a security crisis -Diri

Daniels Igoni, Yenagoa

Bayelsa State Governor Mr. Douye Diri said Tuesday that Nigeria has become politically insecure because most politicians are pursuing policies of self-enhancement to the detriment of the common good of society.

Diri also said the country is more divided than ever due to unnecessary partisanship, tribalist and unpatriotic management of both human and natural resources.

He explained this when he gave a keynote address on “Managing security challenge for national integration in Nigeria: The South-South Paradox” at the South-South Zonal Management Summit organized by the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) in Yenagoa.

Diri said the country is suffering from political, social, health and food insecurity along with riots, kidnappings and other kinetic security challenges.

Speaking through his deputy, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the governor pointed out that the uncertainty currently plaguing the country is unprecedented.

He said, “Insecurity comes in different forms. It’s not just the kinetic uncertainty; our security agencies are involved in armed robbery, rioting, kidnapping and other criminal activities; we are insecure about our political system.

“We have a situation in this country in which most politicians no longer have any values, but only pursue their selfish interests. As long as their interests are protected or strengthened, they can condemn all consequences and even the interests of those they lead. Therefore, like the chameleon, some of them can easily change and the ship can jump. ”

The President and Chair of the Council of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Ms. Patience Anabor, said that the current level of uncertainty had caused enormous damage to the national economy.

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