Scholars from the Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife; Universities of Lagos and Ibadan, as well as the Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, have proffered solutions to the nation’s security challenges.
They spoke at a conference organised by the College of Humanities of JABU entitled, “Security and governance in Nigeria’s ungoverned
According to them, there is the need for the eradication of inequality, re-orientation of Nigerians on the ills of religious sentiment and the provision of royalties for basic resource owners in the country.
They also urged Nigerians to imbibe security consciousness and to be of good conduct.
Professors Rufus Akinyele of the Department of History and Strategic Studies, UNILAG,
Mabayoje Aluko of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, OAU
Richard Olaniyan and Mr. Olukayode Faleye, of the Department of History and International Studies, JABU,
were among the scholars that spoke on the occasion.
Others are Doctors John Akintayo of the Department of International Law, UI; Bimbo Adesoji, and Adetunji Ogunyemi, both of the Department of History, OAU.
The Vice-Chancellor of JABU, Prof. Sola Fajana, said the university invited the scholars to discuss pressing issues bothering the country.
According to him, the result-focused discourse is one of the means the university
conventionally employ to contribute to the development of the nation.
He noted that the results and recommendations arising from the discourse would be sent to the government for appropriate consideration.
The Dean of College of Humanities, JABU, Prof. Richard Olaniyan, said the university was committed to its core obligations of teaching, research and community service, which necessitated the conference.