By Gabriel Olawale
LAGOS—Lagos State Chairman of ASIS International, Oluwaseyi Adetayo has called on the Federal Government to review the existing policies on security in the country.
Adetayo said laws and regulations guiding the sector need to be looked into to suit present day situations. “The laws used then cannot be effectively compared with today’s situations. Things have imperatively changed”.
Speaking at a 2-day ASIS International conference in Lagos, Adetayo said the growing security challenges facing the country have remained a major source of concern to both the government and key security operatives.
“There is a need for serious regulations of the security sub-sector, to effectively tackle insurgency facing the country. Also, government need to work closely with private security agencies to complement the efforts of government security agencies.”
Adetayo disclosed that the economy cannot thrive in an unsecured environment, “Safety cannot be assured in a poor and unsafe environment as the economy and security work together. For the economy to develop, we need to address all issues impeding its growth.
“Once the economy is poor, there will be unemployment, and an increase in the crime wave.
Earlier, Chief Executive Officer, ASIS International, Peter O’Neil, said as an NGO, they have proffered solutions to insecurity challenges in several countries around the world.