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Nig. should prepare for Russian war fallout

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By Mercy Kelani

There should be allocation of more funds to the security sector of the country.

At the second lecture series of the Department of History and International Relations, Lagos State, under the topic “Competing narratives on the Russia-Ukraine war,” a previous minister of External Affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, appealed to the federal government for reevaluation of its domestic readiness to tackle the fallout of the current Russia-Ukraine war. He added that some war fighters are heading to Africa and that Nigeria needs to be prepared to tackle any destabilization plot that might arise.

The migration of Europe combatants to Africa requires Nigeria to pay close attention to its security sector. While securing the nation, the federal government should also consider improving agricultural production. More funds should be allocated to the security sector to motivate the troops and aid adequate equipment. The new troop leaders should also be aware that there is a lot of work to be done. Also, there is a binding principle accepted by the African Union which restricts each African country from an extension of its boundary into another just like in Russia’s case.

African countries avoid invasion of one another’s boundaries.

Binding principle was adopted during the time of the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). The boundaries were inherited at independence and no country invades the boundary of another country. Although the boundaries were artificial, it was the duties of countries to keep them. It is the reason why many Africans maintain the grounds that Russia should never have invaded Ukraine. While reviewing the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, close attention should be paid to the sanctity of facts and actions of mainstream interjections.

Prof. Akinyemi, continuing his speech, said that no one can overturn the fact that there is an ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine and as scholars and students, conclusions should not be drawn from only news heard on CNN, Aljazeera and BBC. He described information gotten from the media as “an edited version of the facts.” Different news channels give different interpretations and presentations of the same happening. He acknowledged that in a seemingly unknown way, be it media or analysts, there is either a speaker for the global South or the global North but university scholars maintain a stand he calls “the integrity middle.”

Country’s youth are advised to struggle for democracy.

The ex-minister criticized the stand of the university scholars with the notion that although publication could be used draw people’s interest to where there are interpretation issues, the integrity of a scholar and the integrity of a university environment to make an upfront declaration of a stand during analysis. Emphasizing caution on the fallacy of mainstream interjections, he stated that making conclusions from the middle of the fight without prior knowledge of the beginning is one of the problems of the ongoing war. People’s conclusion, he added, should rely on historical causes of the war.

Enlightening Nigerian youths concerning the struggle for democracy, Akinyemi declared that they fight for what is rightfully theirs as the general elections draw closer. Things are not received on a platter of gold like people think so the youth are required to fight for their corner. He made an example of his brother who died in the army at 45 in the struggle for democracy and himself who was hunted by Abacha but was lucky not to die, while sensitizing them in the need to fight for democracy.

Nigerians who anticipate tribal split or war are warned.

The topic of the lecture series, according to Dr. Adewunmi Falode, the Head of the Department of History and International Relations, LASU, was fostered by the need to warn some Nigerians and ethnic militias who were anticipating a war and a split in Nigeria. The Russia-Ukraine war is an ongoing war with an unpredictable outcome. No one could predict that Ukraine would be destroyed by Russia within just one month. However, the war has not stopped given war is not a science.


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1 year ago

Nig. should prepare for Russian war falloutThere should be allocation of more funds to the security sector of the country. – Express your point of view.

Abusi
Abusi
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1 year ago

Actually we need to be united in Africa. Russia can decide to invade any country of it choice, especially those nearer to it’s boundary. We just need to invest more in our security personnel.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
1 year ago

There should be allocation of more funds to the security sector of the country. When it comes to security Nigeria is lacking so much. Is not all about fund. Corruption is to much in Nigeria, we need a good leader

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
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1 year ago

The effect of Russia war is already felt across the globe because most countries across the world have one or the other business which they transact with them either food,gas or oil and it has really have bad effect on them all.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 year ago

Our security is poor we need to invest amd fund our security sector for it to be improve we should prepare for incase of emergency improving our security sector should be a priority one

jdpumping
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1 year ago

If all countries are told to beware of fall out of Russia and Ukraine war Nigeria will not prepare itself against such occurrences.

Christiana
Christiana
Member
1 year ago

The security sector should receive greater funds. Nigeria needs more security. It’s not just about money. We need a competent president in Nigeria because corruption is too much.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
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1 year ago

Even before this the fight among the two nations had been having impact on us agriculturally wise. Nigeria really needs to do to brace her self in this coming situations.

Bola12
Bola12
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1 year ago

The world is already feeling the effects of the war with Russia because so many nations depend on them as a supplier of food, gas, or oil.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
1 year ago

In point of fact, we on the African continent require unity. Russia has the ability to chose to invade any country it wants, particularly those that are located closer to its border. All that has to be done is to put more resources into our security staff.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
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1 year ago

When it comes to security the country is really lacking behind.We just need to invest more in our security personnel, need for eradication among our so called leaders.

Remi1
Remi1
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1 year ago

Nigeria must closely monitor its security sector due to the influx of combatants from Europe into Africa. The security industry should receive more funding to encourage the military and provide suitable equipment

theApr
theApr
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1 year ago

The impact of the Russian conflict is already being felt around the world because most nations trade with Russia for one reason or another, whether it be for food, gas, or oil, and it has had a terrible impact on all of them.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
1 year ago

The Nigerian federal government ought to be in the process of reevaluating its preparation on the home front to deal with the repercussions of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
1 year ago

It is known that certain war fighters are going to Africa, and because of this, Nigeria needs to be ready to deal with any scheme to destabilize the region that may emerge.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
1 year ago

The relocation of militants from Europe to Africa places a significant burden on Nigeria to pay special attention to its security apparatus.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
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1 year ago

While the federal government is working to ensure the safety of the country, it should also study ways to boost agricultural output.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
1 year ago

The new leaders of the unit need to be aware that there is a significant amount of work ahead of them.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
1 year ago

To improve morale among the armed forces and ensure that they have the tools they need, the security sector needs a larger share of the budget.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 year ago

the African Union, which prevents any one African nation from expanding its borders into neighboring countries in the same way as Russia’s borders cannot be expanded.