Future of Niger Delta, Stakeholders Proffer Solution to Insecurity
With the recent trend of insecurity in the state and country, it is increasingly worrisome that this issue has caused great damage to our Economy and human well being,
Stakeholders in the Niger Delta region have come together to proffer possible solution to the insecurity challenges faced in Nigeria. These stakeholders spoke extensively on the security issues troubling the nation, during a round table discussion in Port Harcourt, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) Rivers State, stressed the need for leaders to be apolitical in treating security problems.
The keynote speaker in his address spoke on the theme "The Future of Niger Delta in the Current Security Turmoil in Nigeria", emphasize the need for the federal government to look into the current security challenges, noting that the Boko Haram issue is not the only security threat in the country.
In his opening remarks, the state chairman of the NIPR, Paulinus Nsirim, explains that as a social entity there is a need to bring stakeholders together to a round table to begin to proffer a narrative that will be a total solution to nagging issues of insecurity in Nigeria.
On his part, Prof Godwin Okon, a lecturer with the Department of Mass Communication, Rivers State University, calls for support of the government in the fight against insecurity, he noted community management as a possible solution in the insecurity challenge.
The keynote speaker tasks NIPR to create platforms to allow voices of professional groups and associations to be heard and build strength at the chapter and national level to focus on issues that touch on the economy and vulnerability of different entity group, and the NIPR must provide a focus for the future that Nigerian citizens need.