Chief Farombi Tasks Government on Job Creation, Food Security
A former Ambassador of Nigeria to Philippines, Chief Yemi Farombi has called on government not to limit fight against insecurity to banditry and other crimes but to extend it to economic, job and food insecurity.
He made the call in Iwo town at the second anniversary lecture of Bowen University Radio.
The former Nigerian ambassador to Philippines who said much emphasis had been placed on insecurity relating to the use of weapon, noted that if problems of unemployment, poverty, lack of adequate education among others were not addressed, level of crimes would not subside.
Mr Farombi noted that the youths, who constituted larger percentage of Nigerian society, should be positively engaged to curb insecurity.
Presenting a paper entitled ‘Managing Communication for National Security’, a veteran journalist, Mr Dare Babarinsa hinted that the media has a great role to play in enlightening the public on the cause, source and consequences of insecurity.
Mr Babarinsa encouraged media professionals to always uphold ethics of journalism and embrace fact finding journalism rather than peddling rumours.
Earlier, Vice Chancellor, Bowen University, Olalekan Ogunwole, said the programme was put together as part of social responsibility of the institution to give back to the society on how communication could be channeled towards uniting the nation, rather than setting it apart.
In a remark, General Nanager of the station, Mr Kayode Joseph explained that the media outfit had been up and doing in training students for future purposes.
The event, which had in attendance dignitaries in the media industry including the Zonal Director ,Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Alhaji Muhamed Bello, represented by General Manager, Gold FM Ilesa, was climaxed with award presentation to selected individuals.