Nigerians from all works of life have been called to be part of the Nigeria Security Network, in order to achieve security at all levels of the country’s social and economic development.
Making the call in his Independence message to Nigerians, the Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, said that with the increasing security challenges in the country, it’s no longer ideal to leave the issue of security solely in the hands of the trained security personnel, as securing lives and properties should be that of everyone. According to the Deputy Speaker, the daily occurrence of heinous crimes in terms of kidnapping, ritual killings, and other forms of organised crime is shocking as the country marks her 59th Independence Anniversary.
“As we celebrate 59 years of Nigeria Independence, let us as citizens of our great country join hands with the government and other stakeholders to fight insecurity in our land, as we cannot experience the joy of a freed nation until we eliminate every form of criminality in our land, especially as all forms of organised crime is increasing daily.”
Rt Hon Ochor further called on parents and religious bodies to up their moral instructions to their children and wards, as activities at home and places of worship are expected to improve on the moral standards of children which will in a great way determine how the society would be in the future.
“Its also to be noted that the home and religious bodies have to contribute to the security of the country through a standard and acceptable moral education. Religious organisations, and home instructions from parents and guardians will go along way to shape our security future. We as parents and religious bodies saddled with bringing up children should always do our best to give the right value, which will translate to a strong and virile economy, and a secured nation.” He said.