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CSOs advocate proactive measures to curb insecurity

Some Civil Society Organizations, CSOs have called  for collective actions from stakeholders to ensure support for civic freedom and security of businesses towards achieving a Sustainable economic growth in the Country.

This was the resolution reached in Abuja, at a regulatory Compliance Training for Civil Society Organization’s in Nigeria.

Speaking on the topic; insecurity, Nigeria’s Shrinking Civic Space and the effects on businesses, a panelists Mr Cheta Nwanze, noted that businesses should be built on long term premise and be prepared for future disaster to overcome unforeseen challenges.

Another speaker Mr Gabreal Odunsi emphasized that business owners must understand the ripple effects of promoting a Shrinking Civic Space due to government policies.

According to him “It Creates unemployment in the country, undermine fundamental human rights and hinders economic development as Organization’s crashes out of businesses”

In a keynote speech, the coordinator of a Public Policy Initiative Mr Amara Nwankpa, stressed the need for business objectives to respect social justice in other to avert financial risk in business.

He explained that “Government policies must be tailored to capture the rights of the citizens as well as the businesses, for a Sustainable Development in the country, one must not suffer for the other, it must be a win win thing for all”.

Earlier the country representative of Global Rights Nigeria, Ms Abiodun Bayewu, pointed out that the civic space had been characterized by fundamental elements that are critical to the realization of human rights and profitable business environment.

She said “The shrinking civic space and the endemic of insecurity has negatively affected the peace and stability of the country, all hands must be on desk to check the situation, for a lasting Economic development”.

The event was tagged; insecurity in Nigeria and the shrinking civic space, A case for incentivizing business support for civic freedom and human rights.

Reporting by Julian Osamoto, editing by Daniel Adejo.