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APC chieftain links insecurity to poverty, poor economy

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Ambassador Abayomi Nurain Mumuni, has identified poverty and lack of economic opportunities as the primary drivers of insecurity in northern Nigeria.

In a statement released to journalists, Mumuni emphasized the need for a comprehensive approach to address the issue, proposing a range of solutions to tackle the root causes of insecurity in the region.

Mumuni, a former governorship candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change in Lagos state, highlighted the significant impact of poverty and economic disenfranchisement in creating an environment conducive to insecurity, according to News.NG.

While acknowledging the potential benefits of state police in addressing security concerns, he also cautioned against the risks of exacerbating political hooliganism if not implemented carefully.

He, however, advocated for a model similar to the Kano State Hisbah Board, which focuses on addressing social vices without the use of firearms.

Mumuni outlined a multifaceted strategy to address insecurity in northern Nigeria, including investments in economic development projects, job creation initiatives, and infrastructural improvements.

He also emphasized the importance of social reforms, strengthening security forces, community engagement, and empowering women and youth as integral components of the solution.

By addressing the underlying causes of insecurity, Mumuni believes that sustainable peace and stability can be achieved in the region.

“With poverty and economic disparity identified as key drivers of insecurity, there is an urgent need for a holistic approach to address the underlying causes of the crisis,” he stated.

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