President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Olasupo Ayokunle, has called on the government to address insecurity by providing infrastructure, saying the security challenges facing the country were caused by bad governance.
Ayokunle spoke at the investiture ceremony of Dr. Micheal Abodunrin as the new Chancellor for Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State on Saturday.
Ayokunle, who is the Visitor to the institution, while commenting on the security situation as the country marks the 60th independence anniversary, lamented the lack of implementation of development plans by the government, saying with money, terrorists find it easy recruiting many jobless youths and use them to disrupt the peace.
He said, “You cannot just look at the security situation in isolation. Insecurity in the country is a by-product of bad governance.
“When development plans are not executed, you see graduates leaving school without any employment and an idle hand is what the devil can use.
“Anybody that can give them (graduates) pittance, they are ready to take it and work for them. So, terrorists find it very easy to recruit them because they induce them with money and all other things.
“Government should be at the forefront of prevention by making infrastructural facilities and welfare available to them.”
Speaking after his investiture, the new Chancellor of the university, Abodunrin, who replaced Dr. Olumide Kehinde, who had completed his five years term, commended the management style of the outgoing Chancellor.