By Emmanuel Ajibulu
A fresh call has been made on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by a group known as #We Care Movement to address unsavoury history of neglect and poor welfare conditions of Nigerian security agents even as they enjoin the officers to be at their best always by applying best practices in their dealings with the civil populace and with total loyalty to the nation.
#We Care Movement is a timely and carefully thought out humanitarian movement that has to do with networking and partnership with credible individuals with kind hearts, corporate organisations locally and internationally with good intention of offering succour to every government designated security agents in Nigeria, whilst they are in active service and what becomes of their family members and other dependants in the event of eventuality.
#WeCare Movement observed that no heart is mercifully touched to look at reasons for our security agents’ poor outing. No one is concerned that the number of Nigeria’s security personnel is inadequate; people hardly bother about their motivation to function optimally in providing security.
Moreover, no one is perturbed that their welfare packages are very poor; no incentive of any kind, as most Nigerians expect benefit in their workplaces. Nigerians do not look at the dilapidated conditions of their residential barracks, or acute shortage of office accommodation and poor furnishing of existing offices as well as their kits.
What is often bandied in public space about them is their penchant for corruption and dishearteningly, it becomes a strong instrument of the damnation of Nigeria’s entire security architecture. These men and women in these essential services are painted as incurably defective in the biased perception of some Nigerians, but no one cares to lead the campaigns to make them better.
Good news however is coming from #WeCare movement through its well intentioned objective by showing commitment to correct all these appalling narratives and changing public perception about this vulnerable segments of our society. It equally resolved to build confidence and trust between the public and the security agents through consistent advocacy and sensitization initiatives.
#WeCare Movement further intends to see to the problems hampering the operational efficiency of the country’s security agents and how they could be efficiently and effectively nipped in the bud. According to the movement a nation that is eager to secure itself would first tackle these challenges, and show more concern in this direction.
It as well bothered it concerns on the fact that peace and security is the panacea to development in any sector of the economy and Nigeria’s security agents like the Military, Police, Customs, Immigration, NSCDC, FRSC, Prisons etc, must be accordingly motivated in every sense so as to carry out their responsibilities above buts. These among others are what #WeCare Movement stands for.
Notable voices who are throwing their weights behind this laudable initiative are Mr. Tony Ipriye Uranta, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, Alhaji Dauda Birma, Hajia Sa’a Bako, Comrade Peter Esele, Reginald Nakanda, Pastor Darling Udah among others. They were among other distinguished Nigerians from all walks of life who converged at Ikeja Sheraton hotel at the inaugural meeting of #We Care Movement.
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