Dr. Olusegun Musa, the MD/CEO of Widescope International Logistics Limited.
Story by Dili Utomi.
A renowned freight forwarder who is also a security expert Dr. Olusegun Musa has adduced reasons behind the series of insecurity in the country. Dr. Musa who is also the MD/CEO of Widescope International Logistics Limited said that “A major factor that has brought about this level of insecurity is the fact that too many people who have been trained to bear arms and later relieved of thier commissions without a proper programme of retraining and integration are abound everywhere and these are the major sets of people causing the problems because the frustration of leaving their known area of comfort and into the uncertain world of the labour market will drive them to go into crime thereby causing so much insecurity”.
He lamented that “It is only in Nigeria that all the military, paramilitary and various personnel of different kinds of agencies of government are taught to use arms and when they are disengaged legally or illegally and are not reintegrated properly into the society, it results in the challenge of insecurity”.
He continued in his analyses by saying that “Again, we live in a society that everyone thinks that the issue of security is the job of only the people in uniform, and that that is a wrong opinion to have and we should wean ourselves of such orientation. Security is the duty of everyone in that particular society and in our case, all hands must be on deck”.
Dr. Musa said “that security is like the very air we breathe in and that everyone must take up the responsibility of ensuring that we have security of lives and property”. It is when we take responsibility that you can report a strange face in an area and report to the appropriate authority and have them act appropriately by interrogating the strange person, this brings about security. We sometimes have state police persons, but the problems with that again is the fact they are assigned to areas other than their places of domiciliation, that is not right”.
He added that “The spirit of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, a project that he is part of is “Domicility and Vicinity and every officer of the VGN works within his or her area of residence and this brings about a better secure environment”.
He added that for any crime to manifest, there must have been a lapse or breach from either within or without. He said that he was trained to observe that security works in time and space, someone must pass somewhere at a particular time to commit a crime, he added that the government needs to robustly enhance and fine-tune our security policies and all their security apparatuses. In a situation where recruitment of personel is based on ‘man know man’, you cannot get the best from the whole system. Dr. Musa added that “Again, security personnel can be deployed to the markets, bus stops, beer parlour and so many different places in other to gather intelligence”, but he also said that really he does not think that the security situation in the country is as a bad or as insurmountable as it is being portrayed. He buttressed that it is all about having the right policy, the right personel and more prudent application of the resources in order that we may achieve the set goals and have the desired results.
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