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To President Muhammadu Buhari: ‘Strategic Report on how to end Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’

Your Excellency sir,

I humbly write to appeal to the Nigerian government to consider the following strategies against Boko Haram terrorist group. Unconventional means of intelligence gathering must also be used to tackle/ unlock the unconventional stratagem/ fight adopted by the Boko Haram against the Nigerian state.

INTELLIGENCE GATHERING METHODS

1, Motorcyclists: Security agents should partner with heads of motorcyclists in different parks especially in the Northern region to gather/ unearth information, because motorcyclists ride their motorcycles to all the nook and cranny of their operating environment, and could have access to security information to that effect, moreover don’t under estimate motorcycle riders on security issues.

2, Street Beggars: Security agents should partner with heads of street beggars in different operating district in the hotspot region in particular, they also move to all the nook and cranny of their environment in search of their daily needs and could have access to security information, while some are stationed permanently in a particular place, such could perform wonders even more than a Close Circuit Television Camera.

3, Local District Chiefs: Security agents should partner the Local District Chiefs, as they are closer to the people than the first class emirs and could work in partner with their immediate operating environment to that effect.

-Security agents should know that if they don’t approach them for such strategic partnership, even if they have helpful information, they may not be willing to report to the government, not because they are accomplice, but because of probably, their level of mentality and docility.

NOTE:

Security agents should be careful when working with the motorcyclists and street beggars because of their social class status i.e, their level of poverty and mentality to avoid betrayal/ sale out for cheap monetary gains that could be offered them by

Boko Haram members. If possible, security agents could adopt layering strategy, by operating in shadow in collaboration with a known person to motorcyclists and street beggars, for example Local District Chiefs, hunters among others.

STRATEGIC VIEW ON BOKO HARAM:

My view on Boko Haram is not far fetch from your opinion that they are certainly not a religious group but, I want you to know that they could be making use of religion to brainwash their foot soldiers, so as to sympathize with their inimical activities and carry out their nefarious operations on the populace selflessly.

-Boko Haram strategic members: 100% criminals with no religious goals

-Boko Haram tactical members: 100% criminals with no religious goals

-Boko Haram operational members: I think about 40% were ideologically brainwashed to be fighting for religious cause which was why they could operate as suicide bombers, while the rest 60% are economically deprived members and notoriously trained criminal members.

LONG-TERM STRATEGIC SOLUTION:

Mr. President sir, I have no doubt that you will put an end to Boko Haram operations in Nigeria, but I will like to tell you that from my humble strategic point of view, once you complete your tenure as the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Boko Haram terrorist group may likely resurface again, if long term strategic measures are not taken checkmate ideological extremism among other contributory factors, but I don’t pray they resurface again, once defeated.

-Government monitoring of dissemination of religious information: To avoid such development and ensure that Boko Haram does not have the opportunity to brainwash vulnerable young and vulnerable minded Nigerians and selfishly explore their love for their religion against the society, I think we need to take the following ideological institutional measure.

Strategy to adopt in this regard was once published in my previously published proposal tagged.

PROPOSAL ON HOW TO STOP RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM FOR PEACE TO REIGN IN NIGERIA

BY: SULAIMAN ADENEKAN B.Sc (Hons) Bus Admin, MBA (Marketing), MNIMN, arpa

COMPANY: TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net)

POSITION: A STRATEGIST/ PUBLISHER

E-MAIL: sulaimanadenekan@yahoo.com

PHONE: 08168927415, 08099400135, 08024437214

NOTE: The information below is my personal and humble opinion that was drafted in 2012 as a concerned citizen of Nigeria; this proposal welcomes review, criticism, correction and condemnation from the public where necessary to the benefit of Nigeria.

Considering the (high rate of insecurity) in Nigeria which was borne out of (religious/ political extremism) among other factors like poverty, injustice and ignorance to mention a few, it is high time government makes (religion) its business for peace of this country, as against previous saying that government has no business in religion.
We need to address the course (extreme ideology) and not just the symptom (insecurity) of our problem for peace to reign. I foresee a more dangerous situation in future if drastic measure is not taken to curb the menace on time because people will continue to embrace such extreme ideology and believe they are doing what is right.
War of mentality is very hard to fight. We need to be strategic in that regard, because (mental war) is tougher than (physical war). Extremists are always passionate of their actions believing that (If they are not correct, nobody is correct).
However, inspite of the excesses of these religious extremists, the fact remains that (Islam and Christianity) are known for (PEACE) and should totally be excluded from any form of (violence) fomented by individuals, groups or institutions that might claim to be fighting for either of the religion.
The following strategies should be adopted by the government to engender peace in the country as soon as possible.

(1) Government should fund the establishment of Islamic and Christian radio and television stations across the country, i.e one station for each religion to disseminate words of God in an appropriate manner that will not promote hatred among humanity to the extent of making the state unsecured.
(2) The proposed religious media outfits should have extensive coverage across the country just like the National Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria but not owned and controlled by the government.
(3) Government should not make a mistake to deregulate the religious media sector by issuing licenses to private individuals, associations or group to own such a media outfits, as any attempt to do so will lead to proliferation of information and promotion of different ideology which would be disastrous to the peace of the country.
(4) The media outfits should be managed by religious professionals in each religion under the board and advisory control of (Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs) and (Christian Association of Nigeria) along with outstanding religious scholars in both religions respectively.
(5) No religion should abuse/ criticize each other’s religion in the broadcast operations of the proposed media outfits to avoid religious unrest.
(6) The media houses should be used to propagate beauty of the two religions respectively and for peaceful co-existence of Nigerians regardless of their religion, tribes, colour, race or social class.
(7) No media station should air or propagate political activities/ campaigns.
(8) Government should not intervene in the management of the media outfits.
(9) The media outfits will help put a stop to an era whereby wrong/extreme religious information is disseminated in the private aimed at taken advantage of the people’s social problems and tender-heartedness to God. This development will make religious followers to crosscheck any information received privately from their respective religious leaders through these religious media.

ADVANTAGES OF ESTABLISHING RELIGIOUS MEDIA OUTFITS
(1) Adequate monitoring and control of religious message disseminated to the public
(2) Ability to liberate Nigerians from being brainwashed to extremists’ ideology, as people would have access to listen to and watch religious programs 24 hours a day/ seven days a week because absence of such media outfits would not make people to have alternative source of religious information other than sermon privately received from scholars in various religious homes and which could be disastrous.
(3) It will reduce religious bigotry
(4) It will reduce insecurity associated with religious extremism
(5) It will reduce ignorance / religious and mental slavery
(6) It will make Nigerians to have the fear of God which will lead to truthfulness, and truthfulness leads to justice, justice leads to love, love leads to peace while peace leads to development/ advancement.
(Fear of God > Truthfulness > Justice > Love > Peace > Development/ Advancement)
(7) It will aid good governance engender peace in the country.
(8) It will reduce intra and inter religious conflicts to the barest minimum
(9) It will reduce poverty
(10) It will promote morality and preserve our social values.

CHALLENGES OF ESTABLISHING RELIGIOUS MEDIA OUTFITS
(1) Infiltration of the board of directors of the media outfits by religious bigotry with the aim of propagating extreme ideology that is capable of causing disunity within each religion, between both religions and the country as a whole
(2) Mismanagement of the media outfits
(3) Government would want to meddle into the affairs of the media outfits for cheap political gains
(4) Misuse of media outfits by different religions for wrong purposes rather than for reasons for which it is established.
(5) Hijacking of the media outfits by desperate individuals, organizations or groups to achieve their personal objectives as against the overall objective of the media outfits.
(6) Failure to fund establishment of religious media stations by the government because of the fear of being told the truth by religious scholars to discontinue their excesses in governance which they will consider as an affront.
(7) Condemnation by foreign countries, organization and their local agents, as it would be considered a threat to various selfish, destructive and anti-human agendas they intend to achieve in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
(8) Greedy rivalry on the part of the two religions by not wanting the message of each other’s religion to be heard, as they will prefer the media outfits are not established at all inspite of acknowledging the inherent benefits, but such self-centeredness, myopic, selfish mentality could spell doom for the country in the long run. However, endurance, tolerance and respect for each other’s religion are needed in this situation.
Note:

-Religious faithful should know that they can’t claim to (love) their respective religion more than God
– Religious faithful should not (coerce) people to practice their religion directly, indirectly or through the use of guile or deceit, rather, it should be embraced (willingly) by individuals.

NIGERIANS, PLEASE LET’S STOP FIGHTING ONE ANOTHER,WE ARE ONE, (1) I REPEAT

NOTE: The information above can as well be adopted by other African countries, underdeveloped, developing and developed economies.

May God Guide Our Leaders Right


NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT AND PEACEFUL

-Economic empowerment: To cater for those that were recruited based on their impoverished economic situation

PHYSICAL MILITARY COMBAT

In the short and medium term, I have no doubt in your military experience/ background that strategic steps would be taken in that regard to ensure that Nigeria military exterminate the Boko Haram group very soon.

NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT

MAY GOD GUIDE OUR LEADERS RIGHT

Sulaiman Adenekan, B.Sc (Hons) Bus Admin, MBA Marketing, MNIMN, arpa

A Strategist/ Publisher

TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net)

 

URGENT LETTER TO PRESIDENT. BUHARI: Strategic agencies that should be set-up for quick transformation of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari,

Your Excellency sir,

I sincerely appeal to you to set two strategic agencies namely National Complaint Agency (NCA) and Economic Intelligence Agency (EIA) that will urgently transform and facilitate good governance in Nigeria.

The two agencies will serve mainly as an intelligence gathering platforms. NCA will serve as a platform to lodge complaints of all kinds, while EIA will serve as a platform to unearth inimical and hidden value-laden economic activities in the country.

These two agencies will serve as eyes and ears of the president to enable you take informed decisions.

Brief reasons for conceiving these ideas:

1, National Complaint Agency (NCA):
Mr. President, to be sincere with you, Nigerians do not trust the Nigeria Police any longer, they only give them benefit of doubt because there is no other option. The distrust of the police who supposed to be friends of the masses does not just happened without justification, but as a result of bad-eggs in the police force who at times connived with enemies in the society to betray Nigerians owing to the power of guns, hand-cuffs and prison yards at their disposal.

Which they know that an average impoverished Nigerians are afraid to have a taste of, but rather, remain silent and make do with the injustice meted on them and look the other way to obvious illegal acts, as any attempt to report to the police might expose their lives to death instead of being protected.

-Why you should set up NCA:
NCA will serve as a demilitarized-civil complaint center that has no guns, hand-cuffs and prison yards in its possession, that people would be free to relate with and report any issue in their various localities to instead of keeping quiet and not reporting to the police because of fear of arrest, cost involved or betrayal by the police force.

My President, there are many inimical activities that are highly detrimental to the development of this country that happens by the day but are not reported to the police because of the reasons stated above, and even when reported, it might be handled lightly, thereby placing lives of plaintiffs in danger.

2, Economic Intelligence Agency (EIA)
Mr. President, there are a lot of inimical economic activities going on in the country likewise there are ones that could add value to our dear country but unknown to the government.

Why do you need to establish (EIA):
– Mr. President, do you know that for every 10 litter of petroleum bought at a filling station, it is only seven litters that is sold to you according to investigation

-Do you know that 85 per cent of palm oil sold in the Nigerian market is not natural and are already mixed with chemicals deliberately to cut cost, infact the more reddish the palm oil to the attraction of consumer the higher the tendency that such palm oil is fake.

– Do you know that cassava-fufu processors make use of detergent soap to soak cassava tuber in order to soften it quickly so as to in no time get it ready for grinding to be processed into fufu (a solid food made from cassava). This is not healthy for consumption; mind you many Nigerians consume this unknown to them

-Do you know that most garri processors don’t eat garri themselves because of their awareness of the unhealthy ways some of them process it for consumption, often time, unripe cassava tubers are used for processing it.

Sir, i deliberately choose examples that affect our daily needs, not to talk of strategic/ higher inimical economic activities going on in the country.

Mr. President, I want you to know that that any country that has no Economic Intelligence Agency (EIA) and only limit her intelligence gathering to security alone in this 21st century is in fact risking the security of the country in question, note that security of every country now is tightly tied to the economy, that is why you need to establish EIA.

I urge you to set up these two agencies for the betterment of Nigerian. It was part of my previously published proposals that was earlier published and sent to you, i just decided to single the two out for special consideration and their strategic importance.

Find stated the url of previously published proposals on EIA and NCA.

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PROPOSAL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

BY: SULAIMAN ADENEKAN B.Sc (Hons) Bus Admin, MBA (Marketing), MNIMN, arpa

COMPANY: TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net)

POSITION: A STRATEGIST/ PUBLISHER

E-MAIL: sulaimanadenekan@yahoo.com

PHONE: 08099400135, 08024437214

NOTE: The information below is my personal and humble opinion that was drafted in 2010 as a concerned citizen of Nigeria; this proposal welcomes review, criticism, correction and condemnation from the public where necessary to the benefit of Nigeria.

The increasing rate of motorcycle (Okada) riders, street urchins, and teenage traders are indicators of a failing economy as currently obtained in Nigeria and it requires urgent solutions.

Nigeria has flying problems but it uses crawling solutions to address them, solutions that will have little or no effect. Meanwhile, the country needs to use flying solutions for its flying problems to enable it have a headway economically.

This development, I think, will be better addressed with the establishment of Economic Intelligence Agency (EIA) as a watchdog of Nigeria’s economy, to identify opportunities, threats, weakness and strengths of the economy with focus on intelligence, analysis, trends and strategies.

  1. Nigeria needs to establish Economic Intelligence Agency that will operate like the Central Intelligence Agency of United States of America or State Security Service of Nigeria to gather information on economic, business and industrial matters, because classified information that will genuinely transform the economy of any nation can rarely be read on the pages of the newspapers.
  2. There is the need for EIA because government agencies operating in business/economic related fields can’t be monitoring the activities of companies/organisations operating under their scope 24 hours a day, but EIA will be on ground to inform government/ agencies on company’s activities that are inimical to the economy from time to time.
  3. The EIA will be established through the Act of the National Assembly as an economic intelligence gathering agency to operate independently, but will report to the President to enable him/her take informed economic decisions for industrial development of Nigeria, aid the drafting of right economic policies, thereby serving as the Chief Economic Adviser of the country.
  4. The EIA should be granted the power to summon director(s) of business organisations for questioning when necessary. Government agencies and advocacy groups should be given directives to cooperate with EIA in information sharing in the course of discharging its duties.
  5. EIA will serve as the bedrock of Nigeria’s economic development, as it will unearth companies or individuals, either foreign or local operators whose business activities are threatening the nation’s economic development.
  6. It will serve as a strategic instrument to fight against poverty by revolutionising Nigeria’s economy and consequently help move Nigeria from a developing economy to a developed economy.
  7. The EIA will in the long run have its searchlight on all types of businesses in different sectors in the country.
  8. The EIA will have all the necessary information relating to government economic policies, taxes and incentives among others at the federal, states and local government levels to enable it carry out its duties appropriately.
  9. The EIA will collaborate with all government agencies, business associations; associations of company’s distributors to enable it discharge its duties appropriately.
  10. The EIA will have A-Z information on all business organisations, trade unions, dealers, as they will be a veritable source of getting information on the activities of different companies.
  11. The EIA will gather information on the ownership of every business organisation from time to time.
  12. The EIA, in its internal operations, will also make use of local and international newspapers, television, radio, on a daily basis to get leads on economic/business information gathering.
  13. The organisation structure will be divided into different business sectors: manufacturing, oil and gas, agriculture, telecommunication sector among others with sub-divisions, as there will also be sections for national economic matters and government policies.
  14. Business associations and companies should be encouraged to make copies of advocacies, complaints or factors affecting operations of business/economic environment that are made known to the public or filed to relevant agencies available to EIA for scrutiny and follow up where necessary.
  15. The EIA’s contact telephone number and E-mail should be given wide publicity on print and electronic media to enable it get enough information from the public.
  16. A small handbook containing the contacts and functions of EIA should be distributed to all Youth Corps Members at the NYSC camp nationwide to sensitise them of the importance of the organisation to their economic empowerment, as the corps members will be a veritable source of information by the time they get into the labour market.
  17. The EIA will also gather information on raw materials, machines needed to produce and offer various products and services to assist potential investors as well as aid the development of the economy.
  18. The EIA will gather information on raw materials and finished goods that can be sourced locally or imported.
  19. The EIA will investigate the factors responsible for Nigeria ’s inability to produce some products and the cause of the death of industries/companies that were formerly functional in which the products are now being imported.
  20. The EIA will investigate (public or private) companies/organisations or personalities engaged in product faking and counterfeiting, and smuggling.
  21. The EIA will gather information on other economic activities that may be inimical to the economic development of the country.
  22. The EIA will visit exhibition centers in the country to gather information on activities of companies and collect contacts as the case may be for updating of its records.
  23. The EIA will also partner some Public Relations firms to get some strategic information of the activities of some companies that are their clientele.
  24. The EIA will liaise with media houses to collect document and speeches delivered at event attended by there reporters on a monthly basis for scrutiny of those speeches in order to get some leads.

ADVANTAGES OF EIA

1, It will serve as bedrock of economic development of Nigeria.

2, It will unearth companies or individuals either foreign or local whose operations are threatening to the nation’s economic development.

3, It will serve as a strategic weapon to fight against poverty.

4, It will help to put a stop to faking and counterfeiting of products as dealers can divulge such information where available to EIA.

5, It will make companies to behave themselves because they know that an organisation is watching their secrete operations.

6, It will make government regulatory agencies responsible for regulating certain business activities to take their duties seriously because they know that EIA will detect their mistakes on the part of those companies where they fail to act appropriately.

CHALLENGES OF EIA

1, Security threat to the lives of top executives of the EIA, especially the head of the agency from the business operators and their international collaborators who have for long constituted a threat to the development of Nigeria .

2, Corrupt tendencies on the part of EIA staffs who might be bribed to cover up some sensitive information.

3, Interference by foreign countries and some multinational agencies to distort and divert the nation’s attention to their benefit.

NOTE: The information above can as well be adopted by other African countries, underdeveloped, developing and developed economies.

May God guide our leaders aright.

NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT

 

Sulaiman Adenekan

A strategist/ Publisher

TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net)

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PROPOSAL ON HOW TO USE INTELLIGENCE GATHERING TO STEM INSECURITY, AID GOOD GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA

BY: SULAIMAN ADENEKAN B.Sc (Hons) Bus Admin, MBA (Marketing), MNIMN, arpa

COMPANY: TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net)

POSITION: A STRATEGIST/ PUBLISHER

E-MAIL: sulaimanadenekan@yahoo.com

PHONE: 08168927415, 08099400135, 08024437214

NOTE: The information below is my personal and humble opinion that was drafted in 2011 as a concerned citizen of Nigeria; this proposal welcomes review, criticism, correction and condemnation from the public where necessary to the benefit of Nigeria.
The rate of insecurity in Nigeria and the world in general has continued to aggravate beyond human comprehension, as people lives in fear inspite of having government authority in place and there can never be good governance in an unsecured environment.

What could have made human society to be unsecured? Poverty, Ignorance, Injustice, intoxicants, Indiscipline, Lawlessness, Hopelessness, Frustration, Oppression, Corruption, Greed, Desperate quest for power, Desperate quest for wealth acquisition, Bad attitude to life, Wrong upbringing, Hatred, Envy, cultism, inequality, lack of fear of God among others are the answers.

Human beings will/ may not ordinarily performed acts of insecurity if he /she know that he might be reported, apprehended, face the wrath of the law or are under close watch of security agencies/ the society.

There is the need for Nigeria and other countries to set up National Complaint Agency which will strategically aid Intelligence gathering beyond combative strategy to forestall the rate of publicized/ unpublicized and known/unknown insecurity in the country. This is simply because intelligence gathering is the mother of security while combative strategy is the father of security.

Protection/ security of human lives are a symbol of civilization of a nation. Any country that attaches little or no value to human lives by allowing human beings to be killed unjustly and unquestionably without corrective actions is uncivilized regardless of her economic/industrial buoyancy, because wealth is only useful to a living soul not the dead.

Human existence on earth is naturally short, even if a man spends 150 years; it is still (ironically) short, not to talk of even living the life in poverty and ignorance? As if that is not enough, it is now crowned with existing on the surface of the earth (insecurity) in fear. It’s unfortunate.

Nigerian government and other world leaders should know that every government in power at any point in time will be meant to account and responsible for every lost soul under their dispensations and actions taking (sincerely or insincerely) to forestall future occurrence because the Number One Job of any constituted government authority is (SECURITY).

It should be noted that public governance is a serious business and should not be handled lightly or be selfishly left in the hands of mediocre all in a bid to have a firm control on the political system.

To forestall insecurity, reduce the rate of human oppression and achieve good governance, there is the need to set up National Complaints Agency as stated above along with the installations of CCTV cameras across the country to aid intelligence gathering, collates threats, treat issues accordingly and act proactively to address the needs of citizens in order to create a safe/ secured environment.

This development is expected to have a multiplying effect in all facets of human endeavours if rightly and sincerely implemented.

Government(s) Can Implement The Following Recommendations.

  1. There is the need to set up National Complaint Agency across the country where citizens can lodge their complaints. It will be a civil-friendly /demilitarize agency.
  2. Before setting up the Agency, I will suggest to government(s) to install Close Circuit Television cameras across the country to stem likely acts of insecurity on the society and threats to lives of complainants from those who might want to retaliate for being reported at the Agency; those who do not want to be reported at all; and those who do not want their excesses to be checkmated following the establishment of the Agency.
  3. Installation of CCTV cameras on electricity poles across the nooks and cranny of the country to curtail further expenses on pole erection and because of the current state of our electrical power supply situation in the country, considering the fact that electricity poles are erected in virtually every community where there are human presence both in the rural and urban areas. (This is applicable to countries that still erect/ make use of electricity poles for power distribution, this particular method could change as the country develops in the supply and stability of electricity).
  4. Installation of CCTV cameras on masts erected by telecoms companies.
  5. Governments can make use of the Telecoms companies’ masts erected at their Base Stations thereby making the installed CCTV camera to continue operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unstopped. This is so because of the company’s alternative source of power generating capability through the use of generating set at the stations in case of power outage,
  6. Telecoms companies also have the option of collaborating with the Government to have their Base Stations used for the installation of CCTV cameras as a form of Corporate Social Responsibility.
  7. Government can also offer a form of a Tax-Rebate by reducing tax paid by telecoms companies who accommodates the installations of CCTV cameras, this will serve as a form of royalty paid by the government to these companies for making use of their masts.
  8. Installation of CCTV cameras on official and residential buildings, especially high rise buildings.
  9. Citizens should be sensitized to report anybody found tampering with the installed CCTV cameras.
  10. The National Complaint Agency will consist of ex and serving lawyers, journalists, human right activist, religious clerics, law enforcement officers, civil servants among other professions.
  11. NCA should be located on each street across the country or on each electorally-designated neighborhood population area.
  12. Sensitive complaints that may require combative effort of the Police should immediately be reported to State /Area Control Unit of NCA for appropriate action/ directive.
  13. Defendant should be given the grace of honouring an invitation three times, after which the National Complaint Agency has the power to order the arrest of the defendants.
  14. The National Assembly/House of Parliament should make law to establish the National Complaint Agency as civil-friendly /demilitarize agency that has the power to hear complaints and refer to security/ appropriate agencies or the media houses where necessary.
  15. Beyond physical complaint, virtual complaint via the website of National Complaint Agency without necessarily sending an mail to avoid having access to e-mail address of the sender. However, anybody who chooses to send an e-mail is free to do so. Complainants can also be made by phone call to the agency for information sharing.
  16. Every call made by citizens to National Complaint Agency should attract no charge on the part of the complainants; rather the charge should be bored by the Agency. This is to support people who have information to share but are not financially capable to make phone calls.
  17. Telecoms companies can also perform Corporate Social Responsibility act by given out free telephone credit-airtime to the Agency to aid its function.
  18. Records of every complaint lodged daily via the agency’s website or physically at all levels should be forwarded to headquarters of the Agency for proper monitoring of how Citizen’s complaints are treated.
  19. Every complainant should be given Complaint Acknowledgement form which will contain the complaint serial number, date, time, Agency district where the complaint was lodged, and receiver of the complaint for verification purposes.
  20. A two or one hour programme should be aired on a National Network Radio station once or twice a week to address issues faced by complainants among other issues. This should continue until the Agency’s radio and television station would be established for proper discharge of their function.
  21. Radio station is chosen for airing of the programme because it is easily accessible to both the rich and the poor to some extent.
  22. If the management at the appropriate time deemed it fit to feature on television station, it should be accommodated for the benefit of citizens.
  23. The National Complaint Agency should be headed by a Director-General who is expected to report directly to the President.
  24. Complaint report should be submitted every month to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the Director-General.
  25. The Agency should not be placed under any ministry but it should operate as an independent body that will report straight to the President of the country for it to perform its duty appropriately or else the Agency will be rubbished and the purpose of setting it up will be defeated.
  26. Every citizen complaints must be treated to a logical conclusion not abandoned or half treated so as to reduce the rate of disgruntled/frustrated citizens, by so doing, it will help to curb rebellious/violent activities.
  27. Selfless men and women of integrity, sincere mind, trust, commitment and impeccable character should make up the National Complaint Agency in order to achieve a peaceful environment and help clean Nigeria and other countries of the mess that is presently ravaging them.
  28. Seminars should be held once in a week for the Agency’s staff at all Centers on the importance of having a peaceful environment and how to develop and advance the course of humanity in the society to enable them carry out their duties justly and equitably. This is essential because the Agency will be strategic and forms the bedrock of achieving a peaceful/ civilized society.
  29. Government should have budgetary allocation for the Agency; also donations from international organization should be welcomed to finance the activities of the Agency.
  30. The Agency should have Feedback department at all levels whereby feedbacks are given on the state of every lodged complaint on a weekly basis and it should be submitted to the headquarters for review.
  31. Staff of the Agency should be taught on the need to keep the Agency’ secrete as part of their responsibility, considering the sensitivity of the Agency’s operations.

Advantages of National Complaint Agency

1, It will engender good governance

2, It will stem high rate of insecurity and foster peaceful co-existence of humanity

3, It will serve as a proactive instrument to detect and thwart any threats to the society

4, It will be a veritable source of intelligence gathering to the government

5, It will facilitate human development and advancement

6, It will facilitate societal development

7, It will give hope to citizens and boost their confidence

8, It will help to protect /secure human lives

9, It will aid socio-economic development

10, It will make government presence to be felt in all the nooks and cranny of the country.

Challenges of National Complaint Agency

1, Lives of complainants might be threatened

2, Staff of the Agency are likely to betray the trust of the agency by divulging secrete information

3, Staff of the Agency might sabotage the efforts of complainants by being corruptly-biased to either the plaintiff or defendant.

4, Lives of the Agency’s staff could be at risk for doing their jobs rightly

5, Saboteurs could starve the Agency of fund since it’s not a revenue generating Agency in order to frustrate its operation.

6, The agency’s activities might be unfruitful if people who have no integrity are elected/ appointed to positions of authority in the country, as they will compromise citizen’s rights to keep themselves in the position.

NOTE: The information above can as well be adopted by other African countries, underdeveloped, developing and developed economies.

May God Guide Our Leaders Aright
NIGERIA, AFRICA SHALL BE GREAT

THE WORLD SHALL BE PEACEFUL

May God Guide Our Leaders Right.

NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT

Sulaiman Adenekan

A Strategist/ Publisher

TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net).

 

To President Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria Challenges and proposed solutions  

Nigeria President elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari

Your Excellency sir,

Find stated below challenges and proposals (humbly) drafted for the good governance of our dear country Nigeria.

May God guide you right in steering the ship of our nation.

NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT.

Sulaiman Adenekan

A Strategist/ Publisher

TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net).

 Nigeria Challenges and proposed solutions

1, Revitalization of the railway system especially from ports to various destinations

2, Unregulated tree/ timber cutting especially by foreigners

3, Practical agricultural development

4, Re-evaluation of privatization processes

5, Labour-related issues- exploitation of workers in all ramifications by employers

6, Casual workers

7, Ghost workers

8, Unemployment

9, Capital flight

10, Exorbitant remuneration for public office holders

11, Cultism, especially in higher institution

12, Banning of ethnic militia group

13, Child abuse and slavery

14, Oil pipeline vandalism

15, Smuggling

16, Porous borders

17, Police extortion of money from citizenry

18, Customs extortion of money from agents for cargo clearing at ports

19, Detention of suspects by the Police at the Police station beyond 24 hours without trial

20, Collection of various tolls that are unaccounted for in communities by miscreants while the Community Development Associations (CDA) remains starved of funds to develop their communities.

21, Kidnapping

22, Trapped citizens in underground prisons for ritual purposes popularly called (Aja’le in Yoruba language)

23, Abuse of traditional stool for exploitation of subjects

24, Extortionists recruitment firms

25, Land grabbers/ speculators

26, Human trafficking

27, Police restructuring

28, Indiscipline in various security outfits

29, Building collapse

30, Religious extremism

31, Extortionist religious leaders

32, Counterfeiting and fake products

33, Fake drugs

34, Piracy of works in the entertainment industry

35, Collapse educational system

36, Revitalization of vocational/ technical training institution

37, Multiple taxations/ tax or duty evasion

38, Importation of sub-standard products

39, Negligence on duty of medical practitioners that often leads to death or permanent deformation of patience

40, Regulation of prices of products

41, Money laundering/ terrorists financing

42, Corruption across board

43, Delay in the dispensation of justice by the judiciary (justice delayed is justice denied)

44, Information data bank for Nigerians and foreigners coming and exiting the country (we must be able to know the total number of people in the country at any particular time).

45, General insecurity

46, Armed robbery

47, Creation of either publicly or privately owned packing yards for petrol tankers/ container flat trailers that loads petrol at tank farms and containers at ports/ terminals

48, Implementation of Cabotage act (maritime)

49, Arbitrary extortion of funds from transporters by miscreants and their associates which directly or indirectly leads to inflated prices of products/ services

50, Restructuring and reconstruction of the Nigerian prisons

51, Strengthening of the security intelligence networks

52, Electoral reforms

53, Regulation of the contents of videos/ music produced in the entertainment industry

54, Political hooliganism

55, Oil theft/ production unaccountability

56, Sea piracy

57, Robbery at ports/ terminals

58, Exploitation and abuse of widows/ orphans by family members

59, Protection of girls (once she is good on bed to be impregnated, then you must marry her unless otherwise agreed by the duo)

60, Security searchlight on the generator producing industry

61, Landlords, agents/ and tenants relationship/ problems

62, Housing shortage

63, Electric power generation

64, Exclusive reservation of freight forwarding business to indigenous operators not foreigners

65, Safety rules across all industry must be compulsorily implemented

66, Noise making/ pollution caused by religious institutions to the detriment of residents sleeping at night under the guise of doing Tahjud by Muslims or Night vigil by Christians, you can do your night prayers but disturb nobody with noise. The traditional worshipers are also not excepted from this, as they infringe on citizenry ‘s freedom of movement in the name of ritual sacrifices to their gods, at-times endangering the lives of the people.

67, Searchlight should placed on orphanage homes and Non Governmental Organisations

68, There must be construction of public toilets by the Federal Government in all public places markets, garages among others and along expressways for Nigerian use at a subsidized rates probably N10 instead N30 being collected in most places according my research to step-up environmental cleanliness.

69, Cutting of grown weeds along expressways across the country for security reasons.

70, All concrete dividers constructed along expressways must be raised high as previously constructed in the 70s compared to low concrete dividers that is obtainable now thereby making it easy for vehicles to accidentally run across to other vehicular lane. More so, it’s been destroyed by motorcyclists, cart-pushers among others.

71, Consumers Protection Council should be at the community level, they can probably liaise with the National Complaint Commission comprehensively highlighted in one of the under listed proposals instead of duplicating resources in some areas to that effect.

This necessary because those that are to complain are in leaving in various communities not in the headquarters or/ distanced offices in various states, it has to be decentralized.

 72, Lack maintenance culture

73, Resuscitation of the shipping and air carriers

74, Redirecting budget implementation to favour of capital expenditure more against recurrent expenditure

75 , Soil excavation (filling) to the detriment of residents in the area without proper approval from the appropriate authorities thereby apportioning the land in question to be excavated.

76, Sanitization of the civil service

77, Abuse of 5-year tax holiday by investors in the Free Trade Zones Area

78, Production of fake palm oil across the country, as 85 per cent of palm oil sold in the market is not natural and are already mixed with chemicals

79, Establishment of free legal service by the Federal government across the country to protect less privileged Nigerians

80, Allocation of lands to Nomadic/ Cattle men to avoid communal clashes

81, High bank interest rate on loans

82, Monitoring of fraudulent activities in the capital market (Nigeria Stock Exchange)

83, Fraudulent siphoning of funds from innocent Nigerians by private companies in the name of Initial Public Offerings (IPO)

84, Fuel importation / subsidy scam

85, Recovery of small arms and ammunition from private hands across the country

86, Diversification of the Nigerian economy

87, Repair/new construction of the moribund oil refinery

88, Addressing the devaluation of Naira against foreign currencies

89, Exclusive reservation of road transport business/ trade for only Nigerians.

90, Close monitoring and maintenance of grave yards across the country is required, likewise allocation of more lands for grave yards where shortage is evident, as havoc that the living wrecked on the lifeless body of the dead is unquantifiable and could have a spiritual effect on the nation.

It is a known fact that ritualists does not allow the dead to rest in peace in their graves inspite of problems they went through in life before death.

91, Constitutional review

92, Adoption of long-handled broom/ dustpan and banning of the use of traditional brooms across Nigeria for seeping of express ways or any other inner motorable roads because of incessant deaths recorded by public environmental/ cleaning workers due to vehicle running at them while sweeping the road with traditional brooms in a bending position.

Assuming they make use of long-handled broom/ dustpan, while seeping in a standing position, they will be to see vehicle coming at their direction and be able to avoid it if possible.

93, Shipwreck

94, Marine pollution, especially discharging of waste oil from the ship into the ocean

95, Review of the nation’s foreign policy

96, Reorientation of Nigerians by the nation’s orientation agency

97, Rebranding Nigeria not inanimately by just advertising, but it must start from Nigerians by doing things rightly and doing the right thing

98, Developing and institutionalizing herbal medicine

99, Expansion of two-lane express way to four-lane because of the presence of population pressure in some areas e.g Lagos –Abeokuta express way among others.

100, Debt management and scrutinization of loans collected by state government

101, Prudent management foreign reserves and investment

102, Review of awards usually accorded to undeserving people while the  deserving persons are left unattended to, thereby leading to low productivity in the system

103, Air pollution through smoking of India hemp in public among other narcotics/ fight against smuggling of narcotics within and outside the country.

104, Midstream discharge is a situation whereby loading and off-loading shipping cargo is done on the high seas instead at the ports where there are agencies of government and the general public to monitor what goes. This is applicable to dry and especially wet cargoes (petroleum products). It causes insecurity and revenue shortage.

105, Banning of private jetties, as these jetties are often used for illegal activities emanated from midstream discharge.

106, Use of detergent soap to soak cassava tuber in order to soften it quickly so as to in no time get it ready for grinding to be processed into fufu (a solid food made from cassava). This is not healthy for consumption.

107, Use of unripe cassava for processing of garri among other unwholesome practices that goes into garri processing. I can tell you that most garri processors don’t eat garri because they are privy to the faulty/unhealthy processes to that effect.

108, Illegal mining

109, For every 10 litter of petroleum bought at a filling station, it is only seven litters that is sold to customers haven adjusted the fuel meter to shortchange the buyer.

110, Non-payment or under-payment of insurance claims in-case of loss suffered by the insured

111, Attaching value to human lives

112, Review of NNPC Mega station franchise, as the franchise to some private filling station is an embarrassment to the government because of unethical business practices carried out by these NNPC instant converts, like fuel meter adjustment to the exploitation of customers, selling fuel above the normal government price among others.

113, Rape and indecent dressing

114, Development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) sector

115, Illegal fishing by foreigners in Nigerian waters

 

Find stated proposed solution for different sectors

The five proposals are namely.

1, PROPOSAL FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

2, PROPOSAL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

3, PROPOSAL ON HOW TO USE INTELLIGENCE GATHERING TO STEM INSECURITY, AID GOOD GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA

4, PROPOSAL ON HOW TO STOP RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM FOR PEACE TO REIGN IN NIGERIA

5, PROPOSAL ON HOW TO TACKLE TERRORISM IN NIGERIA

 

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PROPOSAL FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

BY: SULAIMAN ADENEKAN B.Sc (Hons) Bus Admin, MBA (Marketing), MNIMN, arpa

COMPANY: TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net)

POSITION: A STRATEGIST/ PUBLISHER

E-MAIL: sulaimanadenekan@yahoo.com

PHONE: 08168927415, 08099400135, 08024437214

NOTE: The information below is my personal and humble opinion that was drafted in 2009 as a concerned citizen of Nigeria; this proposal welcomes review, criticism, correction and condemnation from the public where necessary to the benefit of Nigeria.

Technology is the bedrock of industrial development of any nation, and Nigeria should not be an exception. It is time we took drastic action to industrialise Nigeria before it is too late. This can be disastrous if we fail to take the necessary action.

Find below guidelines to achieving industrial revolution in Nigeria in view of challenges facing this country.

  1. Government should ameliorate tax meted to manufacturers in order to resuscitate the non-oil sector, as they are already impoverished due to poor infrastructure.
  2. Government should set aside certain/agreed percentage of oil revenue in an Industrial Technology Trust Fund (ITTF) for the real sector which is one of the main users of the oil resources; thereby ensuring that the oil sector stimulate industrial growth.
  3. There is the need to partner the trade department of Nigerian Embassies in technologically advanced nations so as to update Nigeria’s ‘Technology Research and Development organisation on known, unknown, modified, and latest technologies in those countries.
  4. Alternatively, a mini satellite office of the ‘Technology Research Development Center’ can be set up in some of the advanced countries to be headed by a person that understands/ can speak the language of that country. For instance, whoever is going to head such an office in China must understand/ speak Chinese’s language to leverage on emerging technological developments for the benefit of Nigeria.
  5. The trade department or representatives of the satellite offices oversea should be encouraged to participate in necessary trade/industrial exhibitions and various other industrial technology programmes and update Nigeria accordingly.
  6. Upon approval to purchase machine (s) / technology, the Technology Research Development Center will apply for the ITTFund to purchase the machine(s) to be carefully understudied in Nigeria by Nigerian engineers for mass production into the market.
  7. A mega company that will be ‘Limited by Guarantee’ in registration will be established for mass production of various sampled machines and technologies bought from overseas.
  8. There is also the need to allocate the ITTFund for the establishment of the company.
  9. While the fund to establish the company will be provided by the government through ITTFund, the company will be managed by the private sector.
  10. The board of the company must necessarily comprise Manufacturers Association of Nigeria; Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture; Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association and The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria among other associations for effective and industry informed management. This is subject to review.
  11. The Company will employ numerous unemployed Nigerians, especially the engineers.
  12. Machine(s)/ technology produced by the company should be made affordable to the industries at a subsidized rate to serve as a relief to them in order to increase their competitiveness.
  13. On the revenue generated from the company, certain percentage should be earmarked for continuous research and development; mass production of machines/ development of technologies; manufacturing of spare parts; and tax payment to government coffers.
  14. The Technology Research and Development Center must liaise with trustees of the established company on each machine(s)/technology to be purchased, because they are the users of the machines/technologies and they know what they need within the industry. So, the machine/technology can only be bought upon approval by the trustees of the company.
  15. The Company will eventually specialise on the production of machine tools; general technical equipment; automotive equipment, farm equipment and electric power equipment among many other products that will be so decided in the future. With the establishment of the company, Nigeria will one day find permanent solution to its power problem independently.
  16. We must downplay politics in this respect and let the professionalism reign in order to succeed.

17, Resuscitation of the Nigerian steel sector to aid the industrial/ technological development

  1. A large size of land, for example, twice/ thrice University land size should be acquired for the company as assembly plant because of future expansion.

ADVANTAGES

1. The machines will be locally produced at lower cost and will be maintenance friendly i.e easy maintain because it is manufactured in Nigeria, as it will reduce the amount of foreign exchange incurred by companies to bring engineers from abroad to repair their machines.

  1. If successfully implemented, it will mark the beginning of industrial revolution in Nigeria just like we had in China and some other countries, as people who have business ideas will know where to go to commence production having satisfied other business requirements.

3, It will serve as a platform to develop Nigeria’s non-oil sector to reduce over-dependence on oil resources.

  1. Upon implementation, Nigeria will compete with China and other industrialised countries very soon. And there will be a reduction in unemployment, insecurity, ignorance, poverty and consequently, leads to human development and advancement.
  2. There will be increased use of steel and aluminium products within the country upon commencement of the company.
  3. Smuggling of goods will naturally be reduced, as there will be more production activities due to subsidised machinery. This will reduce the prices of goods in the market but could only be fully achieved if there is constant power supply. This will have a multiplying effect on all sectors, and the development will naturally unfold solution to the nation’s power problem.

    CHALLENGES
  4. Misappropriation of funds
  5. Disruption of the exercise with too much of politics
  6. Diversion of the nation’s attention from the project by international agencies because of the envisioned positive resultant effects upon the economy.
  7. Lack of Cooperation among different private sector led associations/organisations.
  8. Lack of political will of the government/stakeholders.

NOTE: The information above can as well be adopted by other African countries, underdeveloped, developing and developed economies.

May God guide our leaders aright.

NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT.

 

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PROPOSAL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

 

BY: SULAIMAN ADENEKAN B.Sc (Hons) Bus Admin, MBA (Marketing), MNIMN, arpa

COMPANY: TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net)

POSITION: A STRATEGIST/ PUBLISHER

E-MAIL: sulaimanadenekan@yahoo.com

PHONE: 08168927415, 08099400135, 08024437214

NOTE: The information below is my personal and humble opinion that was drafted in 2010 as a concerned citizen of Nigeria; this proposal welcomes review, criticism, correction and condemnation from the public where necessary to the benefit of Nigeria.

The increasing rate of motorcycle (Okada) riders, street urchins, and teenage traders are indicators of a failing economy as currently obtained in Nigeria and it requires urgent solutions.

Nigeria has flying problems but it uses crawling solutions to address them, solutions that will have little or no effect. Meanwhile, the country needs to use flying solutions for its flying problems to enable it have a headway economically.

This development, I think, will be better addressed with the establishment of Economic Intelligence Agency (EIA) as a watchdog of Nigeria’s economy, to identify opportunities, threats, weakness and strengths of the economy with focus on intelligence, analysis, trends and strategies.

  1. Nigeria needs to establish Economic Intelligence Agency that will operate like the Central Intelligence Agency of United States of America or State Security Service of Nigeria to gather information on economic, business and industrial matters, because classified information that will genuinely transform the economy of any nation can rarely be read on the pages of the newspapers.
  2. There is the need for EIA because government agencies operating in business/economic related fields can’t be monitoring the activities of companies/organisations operating under their scope 24 hours a day, but EIA will be on ground to inform government/ agencies on company’s activities that are inimical to the economy from time to time.
  3. The EIA will be established through the Act of the National Assembly as an economic intelligence gathering agency to operate independently, but will report to the President to enable him/her take informed economic decisions for industrial development of Nigeria, aid the drafting of right economic policies, thereby serving as the Chief Economic Adviser of the country.
  4. The EIA should be granted the power to summon director(s) of business organisations for questioning when necessary. Government agencies and advocacy groups should be given directives to cooperate with EIA in information sharing in the course of discharging its duties.
  5. EIA will serve as the bedrock of Nigeria’s economic development, as it will unearth companies or individuals, either foreign or local operators whose business activities are threatening the nation’s economic development.
  6. It will serve as a strategic instrument to fight against poverty by revolutionising Nigeria’s economy and consequently help move Nigeria from a developing economy to a developed economy.
  7. The EIA will in the long run have its searchlight on all types of businesses in different sectors in the country.
  8. The EIA will have all the necessary information relating to government economic policies, taxes and incentives among others at the federal, states and local government levels to enable it carry out its duties appropriately.
  9. The EIA will collaborate with all government agencies, business associations; associations of company’s distributors to enable it discharge its duties appropriately.
  10. The EIA will have A-Z information on all business organisations, trade unions, dealers, as they will be a veritable source of getting information on the activities of different companies.
  11. The EIA will gather information on the ownership of every business organisation from time to time.
  12. The EIA, in its internal operations, will also make use of local and international newspapers, television, radio, on a daily basis to get leads on economic/business information gathering.
  13. The organisation structure will be divided into different business sectors: manufacturing, oil and gas, agriculture, telecommunication sector among others with sub-divisions, as there will also be sections for national economic matters and government policies.
  14. Business associations and companies should be encouraged to make copies of advocacies, complaints or factors affecting operations of business/economic environment that are made known to the public or filed to relevant agencies available to EIA for scrutiny and follow up where necessary.
  15. The EIA’s contact telephone number and E-mail should be given wide publicity on print and electronic media to enable it get enough information from the public.
  16. A small handbook containing the contacts and functions of EIA should be distributed to all Youth Corps Members at the NYSC camp nationwide to sensitise them of the importance of the organisation to their economic empowerment, as the corps members will be a veritable source of information by the time they get into the labour market.
  17. The EIA will also gather information on raw materials, machines needed to produce and offer various products and services to assist potential investors as well as aid the development of the economy.
  18. The EIA will gather information on raw materials and finished goods that can be sourced locally or imported.
  19. The EIA will investigate the factors responsible for Nigeria ’s inability to produce some products and the cause of the death of industries/companies that were formerly functional in which the products are now being imported.
  20. The EIA will investigate (public or private) companies/organisations or personalities engaged in product faking and counterfeiting, and smuggling.
  21. The EIA will gather information on other economic activities that may be inimical to the economic development of the country.
  22. The EIA will visit exhibition centers in the country to gather information on activities of companies and collect contacts as the case may be for updating of its records.
  23. The EIA will also partner some Public Relations firms to get some strategic information of the activities of some companies that are their clientele.
  24. The EIA will liaise with media houses to collect document and speeches delivered at event attended by there reporters on a monthly basis for scrutiny of those speeches in order to get some leads.

ADVANTAGES OF EIA

1, It will serve as bedrock of economic development of Nigeria.

2, It will unearth companies or individuals either foreign or local whose operations are threatening to the nation’s economic development.

3, It will serve as a strategic weapon to fight against poverty.

4, It will help to put a stop to faking and counterfeiting of products as dealers can divulge such information where available to EIA.

5, It will make companies to behave themselves because they know that an organisation is watching their secrete operations.

6, It will make government regulatory agencies responsible for regulating certain business activities to take their duties seriously because they know that EIA will detect their mistakes on the part of those companies where they fail to act appropriately.

CHALLENGES OF EIA

1, Security threat to the lives of top executives of the EIA, especially the head of the agency from the business operators and their international collaborators who have for long constituted a threat to the development of Nigeria .

2, Corrupt tendencies on the part of EIA staffs who might be bribed to cover up some sensitive information.

3, Interference by foreign countries and some multinational agencies to distort and divert the nation’s attention to their benefit.

NOTE: The information above can as well be adopted by other African countries, underdeveloped, developing and developed economies.

May God guide our leaders aright.

NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT

 

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PROPOSAL ON HOW TO USE INTELLIGENCE GATHERING TO STEM INSECURITY, AID GOOD GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA

BY: SULAIMAN ADENEKAN B.Sc (Hons) Bus Admin, MBA (Marketing), MNIMN, arpa

COMPANY: TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net)

POSITION: A STRATEGIST/ PUBLISHER

E-MAIL: sulaimanadenekan@yahoo.com

PHONE: 08168927415, 08099400135, 08024437214

NOTE: The information below is my personal and humble opinion that was drafted in 2011 as a concerned citizen of Nigeria; this proposal welcomes review, criticism, correction and condemnation from the public where necessary to the benefit of Nigeria.
The rate of insecurity in Nigeria and the world in general has continued to aggravate beyond human comprehension, as people lives in fear inspite of having government authority in place and there can never be good governance in an unsecured environment.

What could have made human society to be unsecured? Poverty, Ignorance, Injustice, intoxicants, Indiscipline, Lawlessness, Hopelessness, Frustration, Oppression, Corruption, Greed, Desperate quest for power, Desperate quest for wealth acquisition, Bad attitude to life, Wrong upbringing, Hatred, Envy, cultism, inequality, lack of fear of God among others are the answers.

Human beings will/ may not ordinarily performed acts of insecurity if he /she know that he might be reported, apprehended, face the wrath of the law or are under close watch of security agencies/ the society.

There is the need for Nigeria and other countries to set up National Complaint Agency which will strategically aid Intelligence gathering beyond combative strategy to forestall the rate of publicized/ unpublicized and known/unknown insecurity in the country. This is simply because intelligence gathering is the mother of security while combative strategy is the father of security.

Protection/ security of human lives are a symbol of civilization of a nation. Any country that attaches little or no value to human lives by allowing human beings to be killed unjustly and unquestionably without corrective actions is uncivilized regardless of her economic/industrial buoyancy, because wealth is only useful to a living soul not the dead.

Human existence on earth is naturally short, even if a man spends 150 years; it is still (ironically) short, not to talk of even living the life in poverty and ignorance? As if that is not enough, it is now crowned with existing on the surface of the earth (insecurity) in fear. It’s unfortunate.

Nigerian government and other world leaders should know that every government in power at any point in time will be meant to account and responsible for every lost soul under their dispensations and actions taking (sincerely or insincerely) to forestall future occurrence because the Number One Job of any constituted government authority is (SECURITY).

It should be noted that public governance is a serious business and should not be handled lightly or be selfishly left in the hands of mediocre all in a bid to have a firm control on the political system.

To forestall insecurity, reduce the rate of human oppression and achieve good governance, there is the need to set up National Complaints Agency as stated above along with the installations of CCTV cameras across the country to aid intelligence gathering, collates threats, treat issues accordingly and act proactively to address the needs of citizens in order to create a safe/ secured environment.

This development is expected to have a multiplying effect in all facets of human endeavours if rightly and sincerely implemented.

Government(s) Can Implement The Following Recommendations.

  1. There is the need to set up National Complaint Agency across the country where citizens can lodge their complaints. It will be a civil-friendly /demilitarize agency.
  2. Before setting up the Agency, I will suggest to government(s) to install Close Circuit Television cameras across the country to stem likely acts of insecurity on the society and threats to lives of complainants from those who might want to retaliate for being reported at the Agency; those who do not want to be reported at all; and those who do not want their excesses to be checkmated following the establishment of the Agency.
  3. Installation of CCTV cameras on electricity poles across the nooks and cranny of the country to curtail further expenses on pole erection and because of the current state of our electrical power supply situation in the country, considering the fact that electricity poles are erected in virtually every community where there are human presence both in the rural and urban areas. (This is applicable to countries that still erect/ make use of electricity poles for power distribution, this particular method could change as the country develops in the supply and stability of electricity).
  4. Installation of CCTV cameras on masts erected by telecoms companies.
  5. Governments can make use of the Telecoms companies’ masts erected at their Base Stations thereby making the installed CCTV camera to continue operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unstopped. This is so because of the company’s alternative source of power generating capability through the use of generating set at the stations in case of power outage,
  6. Telecoms companies also have the option of collaborating with the Government to have their Base Stations used for the installation of CCTV cameras as a form of Corporate Social Responsibility.
  7. Government can also offer a form of a Tax-Rebate by reducing tax paid by telecoms companies who accommodates the installations of CCTV cameras, this will serve as a form of royalty paid by the government to these companies for making use of their masts.
  8. Installation of CCTV cameras on official and residential buildings, especially high rise buildings.
  9. Citizens should be sensitized to report anybody found tampering with the installed CCTV cameras.
  10. The National Complaint Agency will consist of ex and serving lawyers, journalists, human right activist, religious clerics, law enforcement officers, civil servants among other professions.
  11. NCA should be located on each street across the country or on each electorally-designated neighborhood population area.
  12. Sensitive complaints that may require combative effort of the Police should immediately be reported to State /Area Control Unit of NCA for appropriate action/ directive.
  13. Defendant should be given the grace of honouring an invitation three times, after which the National Complaint Agency has the power to order the arrest of the defendants.
  14. The National Assembly/House of Parliament should make law to establish the National Complaint Agency as civil-friendly /demilitarize agency that has the power to hear complaints and refer to security/ appropriate agencies or the media houses where necessary.
  15. Beyond physical complaint, virtual complaint via the website of National Complaint Agency without necessarily sending an mail to avoid having access to e-mail address of the sender. However, anybody who chooses to send an e-mail is free to do so. Complainants can also be made by phone call to the agency for information sharing.
  16. Every call made by citizens to National Complaint Agency should attract no charge on the part of the complainants; rather the charge should be bored by the Agency. This is to support people who have information to share but are not financially capable to make phone calls.
  17. Telecoms companies can also perform Corporate Social Responsibility act by given out free telephone credit-airtime to the Agency to aid its function.
  18. Records of every complaint lodged daily via the agency’s website or physically at all levels should be forwarded to headquarters of the Agency for proper monitoring of how Citizen’s complaints are treated.
  19. Every complainant should be given Complaint Acknowledgement form which will contain the complaint serial number, date, time, Agency district where the complaint was lodged, and receiver of the complaint for verification purposes.
  20. A two or one hour programme should be aired on a National Network Radio station once or twice a week to address issues faced by complainants among other issues. This should continue until the Agency’s radio and television station would be established for proper discharge of their function.
  21. Radio station is chosen for airing of the programme because it is easily accessible to both the rich and the poor to some extent.
  22. If the management at the appropriate time deemed it fit to feature on television station, it should be accommodated for the benefit of citizens.
  23. The National Complaint Agency should be headed by a Director-General who is expected to report directly to the President.
  24. Complaint report should be submitted every month to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the Director-General.
  25. The Agency should not be placed under any ministry but it should operate as an independent body that will report straight to the President of the country for it to perform its duty appropriately or else the Agency will be rubbished and the purpose of setting it up will be defeated.
  26. Every citizen complaints must be treated to a logical conclusion not abandoned or half treated so as to reduce the rate of disgruntled/frustrated citizens, by so doing, it will help to curb rebellious/violent activities.
  27. Selfless men and women of integrity, sincere mind, trust, commitment and impeccable character should make up the National Complaint Agency in order to achieve a peaceful environment and help clean Nigeria and other countries of the mess that is presently ravaging them.
  28. Seminars should be held once in a week for the Agency’s staff at all Centers on the importance of having a peaceful environment and how to develop and advance the course of humanity in the society to enable them carry out their duties justly and equitably. This is essential because the Agency will be strategic and forms the bedrock of achieving a peaceful/ civilized society.
  29. Government should have budgetary allocation for the Agency; also donations from international organization should be welcomed to finance the activities of the Agency.
  30. The Agency should have Feedback department at all levels whereby feedbacks are given on the state of every lodged complaint on a weekly basis and it should be submitted to the headquarters for review.
  31. Staff of the Agency should be taught on the need to keep the Agency’ secrete as part of their responsibility, considering the sensitivity of the Agency’s operations.

Advantages of National Complaint Agency

1, It will engender good governance

2, It will stem high rate of insecurity and foster peaceful co-existence of humanity

3, It will serve as a proactive instrument to detect and thwart any threats to the society

4, It will be a veritable source of intelligence gathering to the government

5, It will facilitate human development and advancement

6, It will facilitate societal development

7, It will give hope to citizens and boost their confidence

8, It will help to protect /secure human lives

9, It will aid socio-economic development

10, It will make government presence to be felt in all the nooks and cranny of the country.

Challenges of National Complaint Agency

1, Lives of complainants might be threatened

2, Staff of the Agency are likely to betray the trust of the agency by divulging secrete information

3, Staff of the Agency might sabotage the efforts of complainants by being corruptly-biased to either the plaintiff or defendant.

4, Lives of the Agency’s staff could be at risk for doing their jobs rightly

5, Saboteurs could starve the Agency of fund since it’s not a revenue generating Agency in order to frustrate its operation.

6, The agency’s activities might be unfruitful if people who have no integrity are elected/ appointed to positions of authority in the country, as they will compromise citizen’s rights to keep themselves in the position.

NOTE: The information above can as well be adopted by other African countries, underdeveloped, developing and developed economies.

May God Guide Our Leaders Aright
NIGERIA, AFRICA SHALL BE GREAT

THE WORLD SHALL BE PEACEFUL

 

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PROPOSAL ON HOW TO STOP RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM FOR PEACE TO REIGN IN NIGERIA

 

BY: SULAIMAN ADENEKAN B.Sc (Hons) Bus Admin, MBA (Marketing), MNIMN, arpa

COMPANY: TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net)

POSITION: A STRATEGIST/ PUBLISHER

E-MAIL: sulaimanadenekan@yahoo.com

PHONE: 08168927415, 08099400135, 08024437214

NOTE: The information below is my personal and humble opinion that was drafted in 2012 as a concerned citizen of Nigeria; this proposal welcomes review, criticism, correction and condemnation from the public where necessary to the benefit of Nigeria.

Considering the (high rate of insecurity) in Nigeria which was borne out of (religious/ political extremism) among other factors like poverty, injustice and ignorance to mention a few, it is high time government makes (religion) its business for peace of this country, as against previous saying that government has no business in religion.
We need to address the course (extreme ideology) and not just the symptom (insecurity) of our problem for peace to reign. I foresee a more dangerous situation in future if drastic measure is not taken to curb the menace on time because people will continue to embrace such extreme ideology and believe they are doing what is right.
War of mentality is very hard to fight. We need to be strategic in that regard, because (mental war) is tougher than (physical war). Extremists are always passionate of their actions believing that (If they are not correct, nobody is correct).
However, inspite of the excesses of these religious extremists, the fact remains that (Islam and Christianity) are known for (PEACE) and should totally be excluded from any form of (violence) fomented by individuals, groups or institutions that might claim to be fighting for either of the religion.
The following strategies should be adopted by the government to engender peace in the country as soon as possible.

(1) Government should fund the establishment of Islamic and Christian radio and television stations across the country, i.e one station for each religion to disseminate words of God in an appropriate manner that will not promote hatred among humanity to the extent of making the state unsecured.
(2) The proposed religious media outfits should have extensive coverage across the country just like the National Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria but not owned and controlled by the government.
(3) Government should not make a mistake to deregulate the religious media sector by issuing licenses to private individuals, associations or group to own such a media outfits, as any attempt to do so will lead to proliferation of information and promotion of different ideology which would be disastrous to the peace of the country.
(4) The media outfits should be managed by religious professionals in each religion under the board and advisory control of (Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs) and (Christian Association of Nigeria) along with outstanding religious scholars in both religions respectively.
(5) No religion should abuse/ criticize each other’s religion in the broadcast operations of the proposed media outfits to avoid religious unrest.
(6) The media houses should be used to propagate beauty of the two religions respectively and for peaceful co-existence of Nigerians regardless of their religion, tribes, colour, race or social class.
(7) No media station should air or propagate political activities/ campaigns.
(8) Government should not intervene in the management of the media outfits.
(9) The media outfits will help put a stop to an era whereby wrong/extreme religious information is disseminated in the private aimed at taken advantage of the people’s social problems and tender-heartedness to God. This development will make religious followers to crosscheck any information received privately from their respective religious leaders through these religious media.

ADVANTAGES OF ESTABLISHING RELIGIOUS MEDIA OUTFITS
(1) Adequate monitoring and control of religious message disseminated to the public
(2) Ability to liberate Nigerians from being brainwashed to extremists’ ideology, as people would have access to listen to and watch religious programs 24 hours a day/ seven days a week because absence of such media outfits would not make people to have alternative source of religious information other than sermon privately received from scholars in various religious homes and which could be disastrous.
(3) It will reduce religious bigotry
(4) It will reduce insecurity associated with religious extremism
(5) It will reduce ignorance / religious and mental slavery
(6) It will make Nigerians to have the fear of God which will lead to truthfulness, and truthfulness leads to justice, justice leads to love, love leads to peace while peace leads to development/ advancement.
(Fear of God > Truthfulness > Justice > Love > Peace > Development/ Advancement)
(7) It will aid good governance engender peace in the country.
(8) It will reduce intra and inter religious conflicts to the barest minimum
(9) It will reduce poverty
(10) It will promote morality and preserve our social values.

CHALLENGES OF ESTABLISHING RELIGIOUS MEDIA OUTFITS
(1) Infiltration of the board of directors of the media outfits by religious bigotry with the aim of propagating extreme ideology that is capable of causing disunity within each religion, between both religions and the country as a whole
(2) Mismanagement of the media outfits
(3) Government would want to meddle into the affairs of the media outfits for cheap political gains
(4) Misuse of media outfits by different religions for wrong purposes rather than for reasons for which it is established.
(5) Hijacking of the media outfits by desperate individuals, organizations or groups to achieve their personal objectives as against the overall objective of the media outfits.
(6) Failure to fund establishment of religious media stations by the government because of the fear of being told the truth by religious scholars to discontinue their excesses in governance which they will consider as an affront.
(7) Condemnation by foreign countries, organization and their local agents, as it would be considered a threat to various selfish, destructive and anti-human agendas they intend to achieve in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
(8) Greedy rivalry on the part of the two religions by not wanting the message of each other’s religion to be heard, as they will prefer the media outfits are not established at all inspite of acknowledging the inherent benefits, but such self-centeredness, myopic, selfish mentality could spell doom for the country in the long run. However, endurance, tolerance and respect for each other’s religion are needed in this situation.
Note:

-Religious faithful should know that they can’t claim to (love) their respective religion more than God
– Religious faithful should not (coerce) people to practice their religion directly, indirectly or through the use of guile or deceit, rather, it should be embraced (willingly) by individuals.

NIGERIANS, PLEASE LET’S STOP FIGHTING ONE ANOTHER,WE ARE ONE, (1) I REPEAT

NOTE: The information above can as well be adopted by other African countries, underdeveloped, developing and developed economies.

May God Guide Our Leaders Right


NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT AND PEACEFUL

 

(5)
PROPOSAL ON HOW TO TACKLE TERRORISM IN NIGERIA

BY: SULAIMAN ADENEKAN B.Sc (Hons) Bus Admin, MBA (Marketing), MNIMN, arpa

COMPANY: TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net)

POSITION: A STRATEGIST/ PUBLISHER

E-MAIL: sulaimanadenekan@yahoo.com

PHONE: 08168927415, 08099400135, 08024437214

NOTE: The information below is my personal and humble opinion that was drafted in 2012 as a concerned citizen of Nigeria; this proposal welcomes review, criticism, correction and condemnation from the public where necessary to the benefit of Nigeria.

Concerning the security problem in Nigeria, I will advise the government to look at these proposed corrective measures, as I don’t pray the insecurity situation get to a stage whereby terrorists would start hijacking/ bombing airplanes.
(1) Nigeria security agencies should work closely with the government; security-related Non Governmental Organizations; and Regulatory Council for Religious Affairs of the neighboring countries that share borders with Nigeria, as they will play a significant role in sharing information on the activities/ operations of those migrating from their countries into Nigeria to wreck havoc. Nigeria religious organizations also have a lot of roles to play to that effect.
(2) Government should work closely with Nigerian embassies located in countries that have borders with Nigeria on information sharing as regard the status of any suspected existing/ potential migrants from their respective operating countries.
(3) Nigerian government should meet with ambassadors of embassies of countries that border Nigeria for information sharing.
(4) Since nobody can be trusted in the ongoing fight against terrorism in the country and for the purpose of tackling this menace, the Presidency should create an e-mail and phone lines where Nigerians can directly send mails/ make phone calls to give information they felt is threatening to the national security for prompt response once they have access to any. The e-mail/ phone lines should be widely publicized.
(5) Security agencies should carry out undercover operation by liaising with beggars / heads of beggars in various districts across the country especially in the hotspot region, I am sure they will have information that can help aid the nation’s security in this regard. It is not as if I have not put the level of mentality of beggars into consideration, I have, and moreover, operation of the security agencies with them should only be limited to extracting information from them not to give feedback. Security agents should be (very careful) when dealing with them.
(6) A meeting involving (ONLY) the President, Vice president, past presidents, past vice presidents, National Security Advisers, past National Security Advisers, Security Chiefs, Governors, past governors of the hot spot states, and Royal father in the hot spot region should first be held, I believe this meeting will be strategic to curbing the security problem in the country, and should later be extended to other regions.
(7) The meeting should later be extended to include other Royal fathers in the country, heads of religion and heads of various political parties so as to rob minds on the way forward, as some essential information would be gotten from the meeting.
(8) Henceforth, government should ensure that it is only tested men of integrity are crowned as kings, head of towns and Chiefs as it was the practice in the olden days, by not just crowning people because of their political/ financial clouts. This is very (important) because this is the foundation of the Nigerian society and it is strategic to the nation’s security.
(9) Just as I’ve stated above, same goes to the appointment of religious leaders to head religious houses either mosques or churches.
(10) It is unfortunate that our political process (appointment/election of political office holders) is still based on (he who pays the piper calls the tune). We have to change and follow same standard as stated above.
(11) Monitoring of religious teachings delivered by religious leaders to avoid brainwashing of followers to the detriment of national security.
(12) Close monitoring of the Nigerian borders
(13) Government must address the problem of poverty through massive employment generation
(14) Eradication of ignorance through education and dissemination of value-oriented information through mass media.
(15) Sincere fight against corruption
(16) Above all, enthronement of justice, fair play, playing of politics without bitterness(patriotism) and equity in the system.

NOTE: The information above can as well be adopted by other African countries, underdeveloped, developing and developed economies.

May God Guide Our Leaders Right


NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT AND PEACEFUL

 

 

 

To President Muhammadu Buhari: Include murder; kidnap cases in proposed special court for corruption

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): I urge you to include murder and kidnap cases in the proposed Special Court for Corruption, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.

This is so, because the three criminal offences are triplet children of same parent.

It is also advisable to name the proposed court (Special Court for Classified Criminal Offences) because of other suggested criminal offences to be added.

One of the advantages of adding the other two criminal offences of murder and kidnap cases is to start creating a platform for attaching value to human lives, and this could be done if there is no delay in justice for such heinous crimes. (THE EMPHASIS IS TO PLACE PREMIUM ONTO HUMAN LIVES IN NIGERIA).

Secondly is to ensure that by the time you start fighting corruption, it does not have the opportunity of fighting back, because the two suggested crimes are what will likely be the fall-out of your intended fight against corruption. So, even if corruption tries to fight back through those means, then it will meet a Waterloo.

This is my humble strategy and it is subject to review, criticism, condemnation and better suggestions.

NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT.
May GOD GUIDE OUR LEADERS RIGHT.

Sulaiman Adenekan
A Strategist/ Publisher
TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net).

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