EKITI State Governor Kayode Fayemi said on Friday that South West governors were planning a western Nigeria security network in an effort to tackle security challenges in the country.
Fielding questions from newsmen on the sideline of the first Governors’ Lecture Series of the Mass Communication Department of the University of Lagos in conjunction with the university’s Multi Media Centre of Excellence, Fayemi said details of the security network would be unveiled in due course.
The lecture is an annual communication in governance agenda setting initiative.
“For us in South West, we deliberated on this over the last couple of months and have met with our traditional institutions,” he said.
“We have also met with our non-state actors in the field of security, as well as our self-determination groups, and we have come up with a western Nigeria security network that is going to be announced soon.
“By then, you will have a full picture of what we are doing.”
The governor noted that the main security outfits in the country were intensifying efforts to fight crimes but said that more needed to be done.
“We want it sustained and comprehensive. “There is a longer term response to insecurity, and we cannot remove it from correlation to other challenges.
“There are economic challenges, inequality in the land and poverty in the society.
“There is a direct correlation between insecurity and inequality, and we must tackle that by ensuring that we create an enabling environment for jobs to be provided for Nigerians seeking to work,” he said.