Address insecurity by providing infrastructure, CAN President tells FG

The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Dr. Olasupo Ayokunle, has challenged the Federal government to provide infrastructure if there is to be an end to insecurity.

Dr. Ayokunle who believes that an idle hand is the devil’s workshop, made this statement at the investiture of Dr. Micheal Abodunrin as the new Chancellor of Bowen University.

The CAN President who doubles as the university’s visitor, in his comment on Nigeria’s 60th independence, said lack of implementation of developmental projects is a key factor in the surge of insecurity in Nigeria.

He added that is would be easier for terrorists to recruitment jobless youths who are willing to do their biding so far the money keeps coming in.

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The cleric said, “You cannot just look at the security situation in isolation. Insecurity in the country is a by-product of bad governance.

“When development plans are not executed, you see graduates leaving school without any employment and an idle hand is what the devil can use.

“Anybody that can give them (graduates) pittance, they are ready to take it and work for them. So, terrorists find it very easy to recruit them because they induce them with money and all other things.

“Government should be at the forefront of prevention by making infrastructural facilities and welfare available to them.”

Speaking after his investiture, the new Chancellor of the university, Abodunrin, who replaced Dr. Olumide Kehinde, who had completed his five years term, commended the management style of the outgoing Chancellor.

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