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No national security without food security- Amb Tunde Oladunjoye

No national security without food security- Amb Tunde Oladunjoye

“Today, our nation is bedeviled by a hydra-headed monster of insecurity as manifested and manifesting in Boko Haram insurgency, Fulani-herdsmen conflict, Niger Delta militancy, kidnapping, armed robbery and counting.”

BRIEF REMARKS BY AMBASSADOR TUNDE OLADUNJOYE AT THE CONFERENCE ON “THE ISSUE OF PEACE AND SECURITY IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA” ORGANISED BY COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (COSMAS), TAI SOLARIN UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION (TASUED), IJAGUN OGUN STATE ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 2019.

PROTOCOLS.

I want to thank the organizers of this event for the inviting me, as Special Guest to the opening ceremony of this conference.

As a former member of the TASUED Governing Council, I can say with certainty, and with the top members of management of this great University, as my witnesses, that my commitment to TASUED has not waned.

The theme of this conference is topical, timely and relevant. It is therefore commendable that TASUED again, is living up to expectations by playing host to this conference and thereby charting the roadmap to peace and security at this time in the history of our beleaguered nation.

Today, our nation is bedeviled by a hydra-headed monster of insecurity as manifested and manifesting in Boko Haram insurgency, Fulani-herdsmen conflict, Niger Delta militancy, kidnapping, armed robbery and counting.

It is my fervent hope that this conference will find and proffer enduring solutions to the problem of insecurity bedeviling our nation and stunting its development, despite overwhelming abundance of God-given human and natural resources.

Let me chip-in some of my thoughts around the theme of this summit.

1. I believe there will not be national security without food security.

2. Good governance has the immeasurable capacity to stem insecurity and promote peace.

3. The nation starts from the family unit. If there is peace in every family, there will be peace in the community and the nation at large.

4. The government should remove capital punishment from our laws. Death sentences have failed woefully in stopping crimes.

Thank you for your attention. I wish you a successful conference.

Tunde Oladunjoye
United Nations Youth Ambassador for World Peace (2008)

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