NCRIB implores govts to combat crime with ICT

From left: Vice President, Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), Tunde Oguntade; President, Mrs Bola Onigbogi; Managing Director, African Alliance Insurance Plc, Mrs. Joyce Ojemudia; Head of Finance, African Alliance Insurance Plc, Bode and the NCRIB Executive Secretary, Fatai Adegbenro at the February Edition of NCRIB Members’ Evening in Lagos.

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The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) has implored governments at all levels to join the league of developed Countries of the world who have resorted to using Information Communications Technology (ICTs) to combat crime.

The President of the NCRIB, Dr. (Mrs.) Bola Onigbogi, said this at an event organised by body in Lagos, adding that it is not out of place for the federal, states and local governments to deploy the use of CCTV in all towns and cities in the country and that this device would assist the law enforcement agencies to keep better tap on criminal activities throughout the country.

She noted that as a critical player in the national economy, the onus is on the NCRIB to express grave discomfort about the increasing spate of insecurity in the country, in spite government’s efforts to improve the national economy generally.

She posited that there is hardly a day that passes by without reported cases of kidnapping, killing, terrorism and other criminal cases that is fast making the country dreadful to live in, adding that this has reached a preposterous dimension and is adversely affecting the pace of economic growth as genuine foreign investors are scared putting their monies into the economy.

“Since there is a correlation between insurance and economic growth, it is most auspicious for the NCRIB to join its voices to the need to call on government to put in more efforts to combat security challenges in the country.

“We are using this medium to call on federal government to overhaul its security apparatus while at the same time enhancing collaboration with governments and institutions both within and outside the country to put an end to this menace.

It is expedient to eulogize the federal government on its decision to change all the service chiefs, we enjoin the newly appointed service chiefs to brace up to the challenge and ensure the challenge of insecurity is tackled head-on,” she said.

Dr. Onigbogi maintained that the role of education and prompt information in tackling insecurity cannot be undermined, stressing that the National Orientation Agency (NOA) should be rejiged and repositioned to conscientize Nigerians continually on the need for them to be their brothers’ keepers by breaking down belief systems, be they religious or cultural, militating against peaceful coexistence and sanctity of human lives.

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