The Interfaith Dialogue Forum For Peace has called on the Federal Government to recruit additional one million security officers to protect Nigerians.
The group, a coalition of Christians and Muslims also demanded for the restructuring of Nigeria in the interest of justice and to tackle the multifaceted challenges facing the country, in a communiqué issued at the end of a webinar with the theme, ‘Kidnapping and Armed banditry: Role of government and religious leaders in addressing these challenges’.
The communique read: “In a country with over 200 million people, there should be at least one million security personnel. The government should provide security personnel for intelligence gathering as well as provide a formidable police force.
“Government should provide security for the protection of life and properties. They should check the proliferation of weapons and also secure our porous borders.
“The government should refocus the nation’s educational system to ensure that it is a priority. Education should be affordable and available to all. Our curriculum should be adjusted; the style should move away from cramming to holistic learning. Most importantly, teachers should be made to concentrate in schools as most of them are now traders due to inadequate funds.”