Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin
For Nigeria to overcome her security challenges, the judiciary must ensure that the country’s constitution is reactivated to function properly, an associate Professor of education with the University of Ilorin, AbdulRasaq Oniye, has advocated.
He also challenged government at all levels and employers of labour to halt the rate at which Nigerians were losing their jobs even as he said government must create more jobs.
Prof. Oniye stated this in a lecture delivered at the summit and award presentation organized by The Herald Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) held at the NUJ press centre, in Ilorin.
The theme of the summit was ‘‘Insecurity and Challenges of Governance in the 21st Century Nigeria’’.
The guest lecturer in his paper attributed the prevailing insecurity challenges bedeviling the country to the fall out of injustice being meted out to Nigerians and increasing level of unemployment saying ‘‘in any country where there is injustice, bloodletting will be rampart’’.
He expressed concern that Nigeria was ‘‘a strange and falling country’’, because of what he described as ‘‘systemic failure’ ’caused by the operators of the nation’s constitution whom according to him, were implementing it ‘‘at variance’’.
‘‘The Nigeria constitution must be reactivated, unless we allow the constitution to work, the system in Nigeria will not work’’, he said.
Speaking further ,Oniye noted that level of sufferings in Nigeria is unprecedented and urged government to put measure in place to bring succor to Nigerians .
‘‘The level of sufferings in Nigeria in unprecedented, Employers of labour must ensure that loss of job is brought to the barest minimum, jobs are being lost per seconds’’, he said