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APC chieftain Nwosu canvass role for traditional rulers to curb menace of insecurity

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Uche Nwosu, have called on the authorities to assign more roles to traditional rulers to curb the menace of insecurity in the polity.

In a chat with reporters in Abuja, he also called on security agencies to work in concert with youths in ensuring the protection of lives and properties of the citizenry.

The Imo born politician contended that the task of securing the nation should not be left in the hands of the President and Governors of the respective thirty-six states of the Federation alone, notwithstanding constitutional provisions that places such responsibility on their shoulders.

Blaming youths unemployment for the spate of insecurity in the polity, he called on the authorities to create job opportunities for the teeming population of unemployed youths in the country.

He further charged the Ministers overseeing the ministries of Youths, Humanitarian, Trade and Investment, Labour and Productivity to create avenues of training and empowering the unemployed with requisite skills and capital to be self-reliant.

Nwosu called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to establish an assessment and evaluation committee as part of the effort to ensure that the newly appointed Ministers live up to their constitutional mandate.

Nwosu expressed optimism that the minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike have the wherewithal to improve the security situation and infrastructural deficits in the FCT going by his antecedents as a two term governor of Rivers state.

He believed that President Tinubu would heed to the clamour by both political and opinion leaders in appointing an additional minister from the south south geopolitical zone in the interest of justice and equity.

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